Kolkata police on Friday foiled a
suicide threat by a Dibrugarh-based youth, who climbed the
fencing of the Howrah Bridge and attempted to jump into the
Hooghly river, after a three-hour long effort.
The 30-year-old youth, identified as Hemant Gohain, a
mechanical engineer, climbed the fencing a little before 5 pm,
and shouted that unless his demands were met, he would jump
into the river, Officer-in-Charge of the North Port Police
Station Partha Mukherjee said.
In broken Bengali, he was demanding that arrangements
be made for his meeting with several ministers, and some
specific food items.
Suspecting him as mentally deranged, the police kept
ready the river traffic police as well as a disaster
management team, while tried to convince him to return on the
safe side of the bridge.
Traffic was also diverted temporarily, the police
Finally the youth was rescued around 8 pm, after three
Police took him to a city hospital for check up.
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