UP cops risk life to chase woman on railway track in Ghaziabad, foil suicide attempt
Sub-inspector Sukhpal Singh and constables Prabhat Kumar and Kapil Bansal, around 10am, received information that a woman, who was carrying her four-year-old son, was heading to the railway tracks in Banthla to commit suicide.Updated: May 23, 2017 12:51 IST
Three personnel of the Uttar Pradesh police force who are assigned to a police response vehicle put their lives in danger to save a 28-year-old woman who was attempting to commit suicide by jumping before a speeding train near Banthla crossing in Loni town of Ghaziabad.
The police chased the woman on the tracks and managed to draw her away just before the train could hit her.
Sub-inspector Sukhpal Singh and constables Prabhat Kumar and Kapil Bansal, around 10am, received information that a woman, who was carrying her four-year-old son, was heading to the railway tracks in Banthla to commit suicide.
“The personnel immediately parked their vehicle and spotted the woman running towards the train. They chased her for over 100 metres and saved her in the nick of time. A delay would have resulted in a major incident. The three personnel put their life in danger to save the mother and her son,” Srikant Parajapati, circle officer (Loni), said.
The woman was identified as Tahira, a mother of four, all of whom are minors. Her husband is a street vendor and leaves home early to earn a livelihood.
“I had an altercation with my brother-in-law over food. He started arguing with me, which made me angry. After the incident, I headed to the railway station in an autorickshaw,” she said.
The woman is from Dasna and got married to Gulzar of Ratol in Baghpat. Her mother-in-law and father-in-law died eight years ago, the police said.
The woman took her four-year-old son with her and left the other three back home, before heading to Banthla. “She told us that she had a dispute with her in-laws and decided to take the extreme step. She was taken to the police station where the women police counselled her and her in-laws. Later, she was allowed to leave for home with her family,” Prajapati said.
First Published: May 22, 2017 23:18 IST