Indian teenage suicide over black hole test: reports

By | September 11, 2008

An Indian teenage girl killed herself because she feared that a massive experiment to re-create the birth of the Universe would herald the end of the world, reports said Thursday.

Chayya Lal, 16, from the central state of Madhya Pradesh, committed suicide after watching television reports on how the particle-smashing test in Geneva could bring about doomsday, Indian newspapers reported. She swallowed unidentified tablets on Tuesday and was rushed to hospital, but doctors were unable to save her. Chayya’s parents said she had spoken of her fears about the “Big Bang” experiment.  “Chayya had asked me a number of times whether the world would end as they were saying on television,” her father Bihari told the Hindustan Times.  – physorg

I don’t get it.  She was afraid of dying … so she killed herself? Makes no sense. The point is to make the most of the time we have.

0 thoughts on “Indian teenage suicide over black hole test: reports

  1. kuku1

    Getting sucked into a Black Hole would be so swift and hence painless, we won’t feel nothing.So what’s the fear? And to kill yourself even before that happens?? Beats me.

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