CHANDIGARH, Sept. 2 -- Seventy nine percent of the total 4,191 suicides recorded last year in Haryana were committed by men, revealed the 'Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India' report for 2019 released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

With 3% share in total suicides in the country, Haryana was way ahead of Delhi where 2,526 people ended their lives followed by 2,357 in Punjab, 584 in Himachal, 284 in J&K and 131 in Chandigarh. A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in the country in 2019, with the majority of them in Maharashtra (18,916).

As per the NCRB's suicide data, of the 4,191 people ending lives in Haryana, 3,297 were men and 894 women. In 2018, at least 3,547 suicides were reported in the state. Hence, at least ...