NEW DELHI: A 25-year-old man tried to take his own life by broadcasting it live on Facebook but was saved by immediate police intervention in the Nand Nagri area of north-east Delhi.
The incident was reported to police at 9.06pm Monday and a team arrived at the victim’s home at 9.09pm.
The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation (IFSO) Unit of Delhi Police informed the SHO of Nand Nagri Police Station of the incident as Facebook had provided information about it, including two contact numbers linked to Facebook ID, according to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast ) Joy Tirkey.
The SHO and his team went into action and quickly reached the scene while simultaneously dispatching an emergency vehicle, strike personnel and PCR to rescue the person.
Upon reaching the home, the 25-year-old man was found lying on a bed in a sleepy state. His parents revealed he had been depressed since March 8 and was being treated for it, they said.
IFSO, Dwarka had also provided a photo and video where the man was seen holding pills and saying “Bye. Bass Forever. Aaj ke bad. cabhi yea akh N / A. Khule. (Goodbye forever. After today these eyes won’t open)” was also written, they said.
The person said he consumed about 30 to 40 tablets of Methylcobalamin, Tripag 25 and Ryfxacare-400, empty packages of which were found in the trash can, police said.
He was taken to GTB hospital and later discharged after treatment, they said.
Previously, on October 21, 2021, a 43-year-old man also live-streamed his attempted suicide on Facebook.
Police had received an urgent email from Facebook that a person had posted live video of a suicide attempt at 1.30pm. First they managed to find out the number linked to the account and traced the person at Rajouri Garden in West Delhi.
The victim had consumed about 50 bottles of syrup used for thyroid treatment. It was discovered that his wife left him about three years ago and that he lost his job last year. He also struggled with many health problems and was depressed.
(With inputs from PTI)