The police on Wednesday rescued a woman, in her early 30s, who had jumped into the sea at Marine Drive. The police said the woman was mentally unstable and the incident could therefore not be termed a suicide attempt, which is an offence under the Indian Penal Code.
According to the police, the woman, a resident of Pratiksha Nagar in Sion, had come to Marine Drive on Wednesday afternoon, unaccompanied.
Around 1.30 pm, while walking along the promenade, opposite the Air India building, she jumped into the water. Visitors at Marine Drive alerted policemen patrolling nearby, and the woman was rescued.
“When the police asked her why she jumped in, she told them she didn't know how it happened. The police took her to the police station, where she gave them her family’s contact numbers. They were then called to the police station,” said a sub-inspector at the Marine Drive police station.
Her family told the police that the woman had been undergoing psychiatric treatment at Sion hospital for the last two years. Her husband gave the police her medical papers, police said. After recording his statement, the police handed the woman over to her family. No complaint was registered.