Police foil suicide attempt at Budshah Bridge

The incident occurred after the woman stopped at Budshah Bridge and tried to jump in river Jhelum river.

Srinagar, May 31: Jammu and Kashmir police personnel on Monday foiled an attempt to suicide by a woman at Budshah Bridge here.

The incident occurred after the woman stopped at Budshah Bridge and tried to jump in river Jhelum river. However the cops deployed abruptly caught her.

“Our personnel deployed there on a naka duty acted promptly and stopped the women from jumping into the river,” a senior police official told Greater Kashmir.

He said she was counselled and handed over to her family.

“They had some problem in the family and she tried to take this extreme step,” officials said.

A video of prompt police action also went viral on social media. Some netizens hailed the police action. “Saving single life is saving humanity. Kudos to you” wrote Abdul Qasim on Twitter.

“The family of lady will thank you for this kind act. It is necessary to activate counselling centres in every local area. Due to Corona lockdown and Corona affecting families many are under tremendous stress with problems in family, work life, acute financial stress,” wrote Humnesh PR Roa on Twitter.

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