BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: There was yet again a live streaming of suicide bid on Facebook in Kolkata at the dead of Sunday night. Thankfully Lalbazar, the Kolkata Police headquarters took immediate action and saved the life of the youth.
The Lalbazar control room received the call at around 2 am on Sunday. A young man told police that his friend was trying to commit suicide by going live on Facebook. But he also said he did not know the exact address of the friend’s house. He only knew that his friend stays at Garfa area In South Kolkata.
Police officials of Lalbazar police control room swung into action. Within a moment they called the Garfa police station and informed about the suicide bid. The Kolkata Police Cyber Cell contacted his friends by tracking the Facebook profile of the young man who was trying to commit suicide. Within minutes, the address of the youth was recovered by the police. And within 12 minutes, a police team reached the house of the youth led by Sauvik Das, the sub-inspector of the Garfa police station. Finally the police stopped him from committing suicide.
It’s still unclear as to why the young man was about to commit suicide. However, the initial investigation reveals that the youth was suffering from depression. Police have kept his name and address secret. Counselling for the young man is underway, police said.
This is the same way how Lalbazar rescued a young man from committing suicide in Picnic Garden two months ago. Then on January 29, facebook authorities spotted a live video where a housewife from Guwahati was all set to commit suicide. Facebook authorities contacted Lalbazar immediately. After opening the facebook account, the cybercrime experts saw a woman was standing on a tool with her neck tied with a saree. The saree is tied to the ceiling fan. Sleuths tracked that account and learned that the account was being operated from Guwahati. The Guwahati Commissioner was immediately contacted. The Guwahati Commissionerate contacted the Changsari police station as the woman’s residence fell in that jurisdiction.
The officers of the police station reached in no time and successfully stopped the suicide bid. Lalbazar once again made a mark.