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Jeevan demands probe into Mango Bridge suicide in spite of the protection net

Jamshedpur, June 27: City-based suicide prevention centre Jeevan has urged the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar to probe the matter of suicide from Mango Bridge on June 23 in spite of the wire mesh on both sides of the bridge.

Dr Jeoraj Jain, Director, Jeevan, Jamshedpur, said, the news of a 60-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping from the Mango bridge on June 23 because she was tired of her ailments came as a shock to all, specially the volunteers of �Jeevan�.

�Jeevan�, the suicide prevention centre has been instrumental in requesting and pressurising the administration to put up the wire mesh on both sides of the bridge to prevent people from jumping into the river with the intention of committing suicide. ‘The Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee and the Mango Notified Area Committee took charge and the wire mesh was put in place last year at a cost of Rs 50 lakh’, added Jain.

He further said that people of the city heaved a sigh of relief that the fore mentioned bridge would no longer be known as �The Suicide Point of Jamshedpur�. June 23 incident has again raised the question about the safety in spite of the mesh.

The Director and volunteers of �Jeevan� are really concerned and worried and have requested the DC to probe into the matter as to how did a 60 year old sick woman manage to climb up and jump into the river? In case there are any lop holes- what are they and how they can be covered so that such incidents are not repeated?

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