Police prevent Mumbai engineer's suicide after alert from US agency
A timely alert by a US law enforcement agency helped the Mumbai Police to save the life of young engineer, reports said on Thursday.
An official said the 25-year-old engineer was searching “how to commit suicide without pain” on Google which ended up being tracked by the US National Central Bureau-Interpol, who then tracked down the user’s key information such as IP address and location and shared it with the police in Mumbai.
He said that based on the information received from the US agency, the Mumbai Police was able to trace the man to an IT company in the city’s Kurla area on Tuesday afternoon, adding that a team was rushed to the spot who managed to prevent the engineer from committing suicide also provided counselling.
According to the police, the man, whose identity was not given out for privacy reasons, resides in Jogeswari and worked as an IT engineer with a private company. The police said that the man was under heavy debt as he taken several loans for his education and other purposes, adding that unable to pay his debts, he had decided to end his life.
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A senior official said that the young man suffered from severe depression after he failed to installments of his housing loan and eventually started looking up ways to commit suicide.
He said the US agency tracked this and sent an alert regarding this to the Interpol office in New Delhi, which shared the information with the Mumbai Police, adding that a team of Mumbai crime branch traced the man and rushed to his place.
The man was then brought to the crime branch office and offered counselling section, the official said, adding that he had tried to end his life three-four times before.
After counselling, the man was sent home with his parents and advised to undergo psychotherapy.
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