A youth in Assam, who had posted his intention to “commit suicide” on social media, was traced and stopped by alert team of Assam Police, officials said on May 28.
The unnamed person is safe and is sent for counselling.
A senior Assam Police officer said that the person, who has no illness, is now with his family.
“Legally we are unable to give details of the youth. Counselling of the youth and his family is going on,” the police officer said.
Director general of police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, on May 28 tweeted: “We were alerted that a man is going to end his own life! As for clue, we just had the person’s profile on social media. Our crack cyber team located the person quickly and local police team were able to reach and stop the person from harming himself. Bravo, our boys did good!”
We were alerted that a man is going to end his own life!
As for clue, we just had the person's profile on Social Media.
Our crack Cyber team located the person quickly and local police team were able to reach and stop the person from harming himself.
BRAVO, our Boys did good! pic.twitter.com/0swNr6jV4W
— DGP Assam (@DGPAssamPolice) May 27, 2021
The DGP, without disclosing any details, shared a blurred screenshot of the person’s Facebook post, with his tweet. The FB post said: “Sorry FB friends I hurt u, I have decided. I will do suicide and take rest (sic).”
The swift action taken by the Assam Police to save the youth’s life was appreciated by the netizens.
Much relieved and appreciate the quick response. Every life matters. Kindly ensure counseling for the guy, he needs it badly. Also, perhaps compassion. Well done AP.
— Chakravorty (@Chakravorty2) May 28, 2021
This is great service. People are in deep anxiety in pandemic time. All the aspects of policing is required in civil society. This is largely exhibhited by Assam Police. Good work Sir.
— Ravi Ajitsariya (@raviajitsariya) May 28, 2021
An appreciable job done. Heartiest congratulations to the Team Assam Police. Appropriate psychological counselling must be given to the person. We all in the society also must make awareness to make healthy mind-set in persons.
— Dip Kalita (@DipKalita8) May 28, 2021