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Mumbai Cops Save Kerala Man Who Hinted About Suicide on Twitter

The police found the man in the room with a knife.

The police found the man in the room with a knife.

The Central Region cyber police station was tipped off about the situation, of a depressed man tweeting about his intention to die by suicide.

A 30-year-old diploma student from Kerala who indicated on Twitter that he intended to end his life was rescued from a hotel in Dadar in Mumbai by cyber police on Saturday, an official said. The Central Region cyber police station was tipped off about the situation, of a depressed man tweeting about his intention to commit suicide, by a journalist through Whatsapp on Saturday morning, he said.

“After information was received, we began a hunt for the man and soon his location was traced to a posh hotel in Dadar. A team led by Inspector Sanjay Govilkar and the hotel manager opened the room with a duplicate key. They found the man in the room with a knife. He was depressed as his girlfriend had decided not to marry him," he said. The man, who had checked into the hotel on Friday night, was sent to a hospital where he was given expert counseling, the official added.

Police said a lady stand-up comic and a leader from a political party kept interacting with the man through tweets and on Instagram, which also played a huge role in ensuring the man did not take any hasty step.

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first published:August 01, 2021, 07:38 IST