Ghaziabad: Official saves life of distressed woman who attempted suicide
The woman claimed her husband eloped with a 19-year-old girl, but the police did not file a complaintnoida Updated: Jun 12, 2017 21:39 IST
Timely help by a Ghaziabad subdivisional magistrate (SDM) helped save the life of a 30-year-old woman who had approached his office, after consuming poison, to complain about ‘police inaction’ over her problems.
The woman, Rekha, works as a domestic help. She alleged that her husband had run away with a 19-year-old woman around four months ago but the police were not registering a complaint in this regard. Rekha has been running from pillar to post to trace her husband, Harish Kumar, and was upset over the failure of her second marriage, sources said.
“On Monday afternoon, she visited my office with her complaint. She narrated the issue and also told me that she had consumed poison at home before approaching me. Within minutes, she fell from her seat,” said Dr Gajendra Singh, SDM.
The incident took place at the district headquarters. The SDM immediately transported the woman in his official Gypsy vehicle to the emergency ward of MMG district hospital. Midway, the official also informed the district magistrate about the incident.
Doctors at the hospital were informed beforehand and were able to immediately administer treatment to flush out the poisonous substance from her stomach.
“Had there been even a little delay, the woman would not have survived. She is under immense mental trauma but will be stable in some time. She had consumed a chemical along with a pesticide, a lethal combination. The substance was flushed out and she will recover,” Dr AK Dixit, the emergency medical officer who treated the woman, said.
The woman is from Nandgram which is nearly four kilometres from the district headquarters. The woman’s brother and other family members also rushed to the hospital.
“She walked nearly two kilometres and then boarded an auto to the district headquarters. This is her second marriage; her first husband died from an ailment. We got her remarried five years ago and she is also bringing up an adopted daughter who is 16 years old. Since her second husband fled with another woman, she has been approaching the police for help,” said Ajay Kumar, woman’s brother.
“The family members of the 19-year-old woman are also threatening her to snap ties with her husband completely. This is why she is mentally stressed and wanted the police to help,” Kumar said.
Upon receiving her complaint, the SDM forwarded woman’s application to the officials concerned at Sihani Gate police station. The superintendent of police (city), Akash Tomar, refused to comment on the alleged inaction over the woman’s repeated complaints.
First Published: Jun 12, 2017 21:38 IST