Mumbai: Alert friend saves man from committing suicide after reading WhatsApp post

Oct 09, 2017, 13:30 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Tragedy was averted at the Sakinaka residence of a 27-year-old man, who was convinced by the police, who arrived there in the nick of time, from taking his life

Tragedy was averted at the Sakinaka residence of a 27-year-old man, who was convinced by the police, who arrived there in the nick of time, from taking his life. The man, who was an event photographer, was posting suicidal messages on WhatsApp, which a friend noted and alerted a police officer on September 6. The man lived in a two-storey building with his parents staying on the ground floor. He was about to hang himself as he was depressed about his wife leaving him a few months back following a domestic quarrel. He and his parents were not on good terms as well.

Also read - Navi Mumbai: Cops stop Chinchpada woman from jumping off Airoli bridge

WhatsApp post
Representational picture

Also read: Beyond call of duty! Badlapur fireman stops auto driver from committing suicide

According to The Times of India, upon receiving the alert from the man's WhatsApp group member, police officers reached his residence and rushed to the first floor where he stayed only to find it locked from the outside. His parents were on the ground floor, unaware of the development. The police team attempted to gain access from the structure's roof during which a beat officer negotiated with him through a gap in the window and managed to convince him against taking his life within 15 minutes.

Watch video: Muhammad Ali stops man from committing suicide

An officer from the Sakinaka Police Station said the man is normal now after receiving counselling. The cops' timely arrival apparently stopped a tragedy from occurring.


Also view - Honeypreet Insan: From Ram Rahim's 'Angel' To Haryana's Most Wanted
Honeypreet Insan: From Ram Rahim's 'Angel' To Haryana's Most Wanted

Trending Video

Watch video: Dahisar river touches the danger mark near National Park

 

Download the new mid-day android app to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go https://goo.gl/8Xlcvr

Go to top