Thursday, September 21, 2023

Man commits suicide from Mango bridge

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Jamshedpur : A 35-year-old man jumped from Mango bridge and was found from the bed of Subarnarekha river under Mango police station area. The man identified as Shushil Das jumped from Mango bridge into the Subarnarekha river after a fight with his wife.

The victim was a resident of Road No 5 in Daiguttu at Mango, and was missing from his house. His body was found in the river bed at about 5.30 am this morning.

Officer-in-charge, Mango police station Laxman Paswan said that as per initial probe it appears to be a case of suicide as he had jumped from the Mango bridge. ” We are investigating the incident.

Though the man had jumped from the bridge, it is yet to be ascertained whether the man died of drowning or getting injured due to the fall.

In view of the spot where the body was found lying today we assumed that he might have died of getting injured as there was marks of injury in his head,” said the officer-in-charge.

Son of Madan Das, Shushil would work at a local transport company and would stay along with his parents at their house in densely-populated Daiguttu.

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. Earlier in 2007, a 40-year-old woman had died after jumping down the Mango bridge.

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.

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