Police has saved a college student who was preparing for suicide in Ambedkar Nagar. Was preparing for live suicide on Instagram on Friday night. She also shared pictures of the pills she was about to consume. Even before this, Facebook’s company Meta alerted the UP Police. The police immediately reached the girl’s house and she was rescued.
Following an agreement between Facebook’s parent company Meta and the Uttar Pradesh Police, two cases have come to the fore in a week to save people from suicide. Earlier, on January 31 in Ghaziabad, a person who tried to live broadcast an attempt to commit suicide by hanging himself on Instagram was rescued.
Rahul Srivastava, Additional Superintendent of Police (ATS) and in-charge of the social media center of Uttar Pradesh Police, told PTI-language that under the agreement between Uttar Pradesh Police and Meta, if a person shares a post related to suicide on Facebook or Instagram Then Meta HQ sends an immediate message to Police HQ Social Media Center by phone and email.
He said that this agreement made last year has saved more than 10 lives so far. Regarding the Ambedkar Nagar incident, he told that a girl student had attempted suicide. Meta Headquarters sent an alert at 11.37 pm. The police headquarters immediately traced the house of the girl student and informed the Ambedkar Nagar police. The police reached there in 15 minutes and the girl’s life was saved.
On the instructions of Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Ambedkar Nagar, Ajit Kumar Sinha assigned a woman officer, Rukmani Verma, to counsel the student. In the Ghaziabad incident, after receiving a message from the social media centre, Inspector Anita Chauhan of Vijay Nagar police station reached the spot within 13 minutes and was able to stop the man from committing suicide.
The man was in depression due to loss in his business. Meanwhile, Prashant Kumar said that ever since this unique arrangement with META, the State Police has saved many lives by acting swiftly.