Quick action by Assam Police stops youth from killing self

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!”

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.

 

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