Jamshedpur : In a sohcking incident a 17-year-old girl jumped from Mango bridge into Subarnarekha river along the Sitaramdera police station area.
A resident of Hill View Colony in Mango, she was rescued and rushed to the MGM Medical College and Hospital emergency for treatment.
According to hospital sources, when the girl was taken to the hospital she was in sense and was speaking, but after half-an-hour she became senseless.
A 45-year-old man, Gopal Prasad, who was returning home at Olidih from Sakchi by riding a bike had watched the girl jumping down the bridge.
Notably, the cases of men and women jumping from the Mango bridge for committing suicide is regular. Almost every month a woman or a man is reported to have jumped from the Mango bridge, but also rescued by the fishermen and others.
With a sudden rise in suicide attempts from bridges connecting the city, the Jamshedpur-based suicide prevention centre, ‘Jeevan’ has demanded to the administration of East Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharsawan districts to ensure proper security at the bridges of the city.
Concerned over rising cases of suicides attempts from the Jay Prakash Narayan Setu in Mango and Kharkai Bridge in Adityapur, Jeevan is taking initiatives to provide security at the busiest bridges connecting the city.
It has also raised a demand to ensure proper safety at two new bridges that are coming up in the form of toll bridge which is coming on River Kharkai connecting Adityapur with Kadma and another bridge coming up adjacent to it.
City-based Dr. U K Srivastava said that limiting the availability of one method of committing suicide is reported to reduce the overall suicide rate. Suicide and injury suicide preventive measures should be considered.
A study also demonstrates that bridges attract suicide candidates, this injury mechanism needs to be acknowledged by the road system owners and included in the safety work.
With a rise in suicide attempts from bridges connecting the city, the Jamshedpur-based suicide prevention centre, ‘Jeevan’ has decided to send fresh warnings to the administration of East Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharsawan districts to ensure proper security at the bridges of the city after a woman committed suicide from Kharkai Bridge in Adityapur.
Very recently two suicides attempt were made at Mango Bridge. Two middle aged women tried to end their lives from the bridge however the local people managed to save them.
Officials of Jeevan have decided retake up the issue with the deputy commissioners of the twin district over the issue and demanding immediate action ensuring safety at bridges.