Even if there are legitimate reasons to believe that Sushant’s death needs to be investigated more closely, some things should be kept in mind. As the courts have underlined time and again, abetment of suicide can be sustained, among other things, only if there is mens rea or direct encouragement of incitement to commit the crime. A difficult relationship, a fight that preceded the tragedy, or intractable differences over issues are not grounds for slapping such charges. Most suicides happen when preceded or even triggered by an immediate event – a lover’s tiff, a failed exam, difficulty in repaying loans, or other challenging situations. But what we often fail to recognise that those who commit or attempt to commit suicide are particularly vulnerable and suffer from mental illness. Not everyone who is rich and famous is happy. Similarly, not everyone who is faced with a difficult situation takes his or her own life.