Navi Mumbai: Alert beat marshals and firemen save Ulwe woman's life who tried to commit suicide

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Sunday, June 21, 2020, 08:13 AM IST
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Two alert beat marshals attached to NRI police station in Navi Mumbai saved the life of a 25-year-old woman, who tried to commit suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan on Friday night in Ulwe. The woman had almost lost consciousness. However, the duo reached in time after getting calls from the police control. With the help of a firemen, they brought down the woman and administered CPR.

The woman is currently in hospital and is out of danger. The police control room received a call around 8.45 pm on Friday night about a child crying from a house locked from inside at sector 5 in Ulwe.

According to police, Naik Kiran Swar and Pandurang Kawthe were on duty in Ulwe, when they received a call from the police control room about the crying child. Without wasting time, they immediately reached the flat of the building and heard the sound of a crying child coming out from the flat. They knocked on the door repeatedly, however, no one opened it. They immediately called the Ulwe fire brigade.

A senior official from the NRI police station said that, in just four minutes, the firemen reached the building. “They broke open the door with the help of the firemen and found a four-year-old girl child crying alone in the hall. She was pointing towards the bedroom door that was closed,” said the official. They were clueless and completely unaware of why the child was crying.

The official added that they again broke open the door of the bedroom and found a woman hanging from the ceiling fan. She had used her dupatta to hang herself.

Meanwhile, Police Naik Swar noticed a little movement in the fingers of the woman. “Without wasting time, he held the legs and pushed the woman above and asked to cut the dupatta,” said the official. The fireman rushed to the kitchen and brought a knife and cut the dupatta. “The fireman also administered CPR repeatedly and the woman showed a little movement and, finally, regained consciousness,” added the official. She was immediately taken to the hospital and is now out of danger. He further added that they all showed great acumen and saved the woman.

Police said that the woman was staying alone with her four-year-old daughter and her husband is out of the country. She is currently under the observation of doctors and is also traumatized.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Kumar, commissioner of police, praised the alertness of the beat marshals and firemen who showed their acumen to save the woman. The police department will also felicitate them with a cash reward.

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