Cops patrol beaches, keep eye out for dejected students
Mumbai cops patroling lonlier beaches to keep an eye out for dejected students.india Updated: Jun 30, 2008 14:30 IST
There will be more policemen and Coast Guard personnel patrolling the lonelier beaches of Aksa and Gorai for the next few weeks.
The law enforcers have been told to keep an eye out for desperate teenagers upset over their SSC exam results.
"We have asked guards and constables to prevent anyone of the SSC age group going towards the beach alone if they seem depressed," said Senior Police Inspector Jaywant Hergude of the Malwani police station. "There have been cases of such suicides in the past, so this year we have stepped up security ."
Rajnikant Maslakar, a lifeguard at Aksa beach, said students who failed or were upset over their results sometimes committed suicides by walking into the sea.
Last year, an 18-year-old boy from Malwani in Malad jumped off a rock at Aksa a day after he found out he had failed the SSC exam for the second time. In 2005, a girl upset with her SSC grades also committed suicide at Aksa.