Delhi Police saves man attempting suicide on Facebook live | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: A 25-year-old man attempted suicide by live-streaming it on Facebook, but was rescued by prompt intervention from the police in the Nand Nagri area of northeast Delhi.
The incident was reported to the police at 9.06pm on Monday, and a team arrived at the victim’s residence at 9.09pm.
The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police informed the SHO of the Nand Nagri police station about the incident, as Facebook had provided information about it, including two contact numbers associated with the Facebook ID, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) Joy Tirkey.
The SHO and his team sprang into action and quickly reached the location, while also dispatching an emergency response vehicle, beat staff, and PCR to rescue the person.
After reaching the house, the 25-year-old man was found lying on a bed in a drowsy state. His parents revealed that he was depressed since March 8 and was getting treatment for it, they said.
IFSO, Dwarka had also provided a photo and video where the man was seen holding tablets and “Bye. Forever bass. Aaj ke bad. Kabhi. Ye. Akh. Na. Khule. (Goodbye forever. After today, these eyes will not open)” was also written, they said.
The person revealed that he had consumed about 30 to 40 tablets of Methylcobalamin, Tripag 25 and Ryfxacare-400, empty wrappers of which were found in the dustbin, police said.
He was rushed to GTB hospital and was later discharged after the treatment, they said.
Earlier, on October 21, 2021, a 43-year-old man also live-streamed his suicide attempt on Facebook.
Police had received an urgent e-mail from Facebook that a person posted a live video of a suicide attempt at 1.30 pm. They first managed to get the number, which was linked to the account and traced the person in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden.
The victim had consumed about 50 bottles of syrup used in thyroid treatment. It was found that his wife left him around three years ago and that he has lost his job last year. He was facing many health problems also and was depressed.
(With inputs from PTI)

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