Pune Police Avert Woman’s Suicide After Her ‘Message’ On Facebook

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Mrunal Jadhav

Pune, January 20, 2021: A young woman went missing from her home in Kothrud after posting on Facebook that she was committing suicide out of frustration over losing her job. The search for the young woman has succeeded in preventing her from committing suicide.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Bachchan Singh saw the Facebook post and immediately instructed to search for the girl. After that, the officers of the Bharosa cell searched for the girl and counselled her against suicide.

The 30-year old woman is originally from Mumbai and has come to Pune for a job. She has rented a room in the Kothrud area and lives with her father. In the lockdown, she lost her job and has been struggling to get a job since then. This had left her depressed. Out of this frustration, she wrote a post on Facebook about committing suicide and had disappeared from the house.

As soon as DCP Bachchan Singh came to know about this post, he immediately took note of it and instructed Assistant Police Inspector Sujata Shanme of the Women’s Cell to search for her. Recognizing the seriousness of the incident, he asked lady constable Raskar of Damini Squad (Kothrud/Alankar police stations) also to search for her.

Based on the information on Facebook, the police got the mobile number and home address of the girl. But, the mobile number found at that place was off. The marshal of the Damini squad rushed to the girl’s home address and informed her father. At the time, he said his daughter had left the house at 9 am. Police took the mobile numbers of the girl’s friends from her family and called them. While inquiring them it was understood that she was in Kothrud area.

After that, the police and the girl’s friends searched her in Kothrud area. At the time, she was found sitting outside a mall. The police then reassured her and took her to Kothrud police station. After counselling, she changed her mind and was sent home with her father. Police have assured her that efforts will be made for her job as well.