Viqarunnisa student Aritry's suicide has brought to light the issue of teenage suicide. We are shocked that a girl so young would end her life so abruptly. But were the teachers alone responsible for her death? Were there other factors that contributed to her feelings of hopelessness and despair? These are some things that we should think about. And we, as a society, should take the issue of teenage suicide seriously and understand the underlying reasons so that we can prevent our loved ones from taking the same path as Aritry did.
Tanay Datta, Dhaka University