We take refuge in different ways to get our precious leave approved from our bosses. However, the question is how far should we go? We need to understand though important, but a mere leave is not worth ending our life. Recently, an incident happened that certainly left many in shock. It is the story of a UP Police constable who drank poison because his leave was denied.
Posted in Mardan Naka police outpost, he wanted to take leave to go and meet his ailing mother for 20 days. However, the application of this 28-year-old was denied. Unable to deal with the fact, he consumed some poisonous substance.
Naturally, he was rushed to the nearest district hospital and presently undergoing treatment. The sub-inspector of the post stated that Arun was suffering from acute depression since his leave was denied.
This incident of the UP police constable who drank poison brings up a serious aspect. Not getting leave or high pressure of work in the modern time is always high. Often we fall prey to demons of depression and anxiety. However, here we need to remember that not getting leave is just a part of our work life. It is certainly not something over which we should think about taking our own life.