DEPRESSED BY husband’s prolonged illness and alleged indifferent attitude of the hospital staff at the SPM (Civil) Hospital, a woman made an abortive attempt to end her life by jumping into river Gomti on Wednesday evening.
An attempt to suicide case has been registered against her. The cops were probing if the allegation of negligence at the hospital was true. Some passers-by informed the policemen at the Stadium outpost after they spotted a woman jumping into the river from Hanuman Setu. By the time the in-charge of the outpost AP Singh rushed the boatmen jumped into the river and rescued her.
The woman identified herself as Anita Mishra (40) of Husainganj. Later, she narrated her woes that forced her to take the extreme step. Anita said she runs a beauty parlour to earn daily bread. Her husband Shrikant, who is an alcoholic used to spend all the money on liquor. Shrikant has been suffering from jaundice for last two months, she said. Despite her repeated requests to go for check-up, Shrikant neither went to the doctor nor he stopped taking liquor.
As she failed to convince him Anita sought help of her relatives who took Shrikant forcibly to the Civil Hospital a month ago. She alleged that the hospital staff was not paying required attention on the patient. Repeated visits to hospital affected her beauty parlour that resulted in financial crisis. Depressed, she decided to end life. In-charge of the police outpost AP Singh said that Shrikant had not left consuming liquor during his stay at the hospital following which there was no improvement in his condition.