A 28-year-old woman had a miraculous escape after she jumped from the sixth floor of India Habitat Centre (IHC). Her jump was broken when she fell on some wires on the first floor of the building.
The woman has only suffered a fracture in her leg. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. on Monday.
Eyewitnesses said the woman, who came alone in an auto rickshaw, went to a restaurant, Delhi-O-Delhi, and on finding an open space, jumped from there. “She was not grievously injured as she fell on the wired mesh put up at the building,” said a senior police officer.
The woman, a resident of south Delhi, had been suffering from depression for the past 10 years. She was earlier working with a media house.
Police said: “Her parents later told us that she had been on medication for the past 10 years. They were not aware that she had come to the India Habitat Centre and were trying to contact her after she left home.”
An MNC executive, who was at IHC around that time, said, “We were in the middle of a conference when we heard a loud shriek. We rushed outside and found the woman lying on the wired mesh. There was panic all around as the IHC is a quiet place.”
The woman was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre where she is being treated for a fractured leg.
In 2005, a nine-year-old boy was critically injured after he fell into a pit in the parking lot of IHC.
And last Tuesday, another woman, a 23 year old, had a miraculous escape when she fell from the 10 floor of a building in east Delhi. Her fall was also broken by some wires and hoardings.