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Man jumps to death after uploading pics of his slit wrist

PTI  Panaji, March 02, 2013
First Published: 16:29 IST(2/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:32 IST(2/3/2013)

A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in a dramatic way by cutting his wrist, uploading his wounded pictures on a social networking website and then jumping into Zuari River from a bridge in Panaji, police said on Saturday.

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The incident happened last evening amidst constant traffic flow on the bridge, 15 kilometres from Panaji. Hemant Gawande, hailing from Curchorem village, arrived on the bridge on his two-wheeler, parked it midway, cut his wrist, uploaded the picture on Facebook and jumped into the river, they said.

Passers-by, who were witnessed to the entire incident, had tried to convince him not to take the drastic step, but he ended his life even as police rushed to the spot.

Immediately, divers were summoned but the man could not be saved. Later police fished out his body around 9:30 pm.

The reason behind the extreme step could be a one sided love, probably related to someone who is there on his friend list on the website, a senior police official said.

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