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A 16-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh allegedly committed suicide after watching news on channels about possibility of the end of earth following the atom-smasher experiment in Geneva that began on Wednesday.
Chhaya, a resident of Sarangpur town in Rajgarh district, consumed sulphos tablets (an insecticide) on Tuesday, her parents said.
The girl was rushed to Indore's MY Hospital where she succumbed on Wednesday.
Her parents told reporters she was watching about the world's biggest atom-smasher experiment in Geneva on news channels since the last two days following which she got restless and ended her life.
Police have registered a case in this regard and further probe was on.
The experiment is being carried out to recreate the birth of universe and unlock its secrets. Scientists have rubbished reports of threat to the planet due to the experiment.
Originally posted by TeraBlight
However, as has been stated many times, nothing that happens at LHC doesn't happen in nature (in space) all the time, and at yet much higher energies (typical ultra-high-energy cosmic rays are a million times as energetic as LHC protons). The reason for recreating these events in a controlled fashion is simply to enable us to put the detector in the right place. So, all reason suggests that if something catastrophic could occur, it would have occured naturally long before now.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
For some reason the main stream media (here in Australia at least) kept on mentioning how it could possibly be the end of the world. I was shocked at the total ignorance of it, considering the average person takes what is said on their 6 o'clock evening news as the total truth I think it's pretty damn irresponsible.
That girls suicide is unfortunate and totally unnecessary and the media should be blamed fully for this scaremongering
[edit on 10-9-2008 by Chadwickus]