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Man saved by Delhi cops after he live steams suicide attempt on Facebook “to pressure in-laws”

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According to officials, a 43-year-old man live steamed his suicide attempt on Facebook and was saved by the quick intervention of local police who were alerted by an e-mail from the social media giant on Thursday. 

The man can be heard claiming on the video that he is going to kill himself by taking an overdose of medication.  

KPS Malhotra, Deputy Commissioner of Police (CyPAD), said he received an urgent communication from Facebook that someone had broadcasted a live video of a suicide attempt at 1.30 p.m.

Email was received

The e-mail was received at around 2 p.m. from Facebook, prompting the Delhi Police’s cyber branch to launch an investigation. According to the DCP, they initially obtained the account’s phone number and tracked down the guy in Rajouri Garden in west Delhi. 

The information was shared with the Delhi Police’s west and southwest districts, and a team from the Rajouri Garden police station tracked down the man at his home around 3.15 p.m.  According to authorities, he was discovered semi-conscious. During questioning, he admitted of drinking roughly 50 bottles of thyroid therapy syrup.  

The DCP discovered that his wife had left him three years earlier and that he had lost his job the previous year.

Dealing with mental health issue

He was also dealing with a number of health issues and was despondent. He had previously sought therapy for depression, but had not taken his medications for several days, according to authorities. 


He called his wife, who lives in Bhopal, in the morning to express his desire to visit her, but she declined. He staged a live suicide on Facebook to put pressure on his in-laws. 

According to cops, he was immediately transported to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital for treatment and is currently undergoing therapy.

About Suicide

Suicide is defined as the intentional death of a person. Family, friends, and community members are devastated when a young person dies as a result of hopelessness or frustration.

 Parents, siblings, classmates, coaches, and neighbours may question whether there was anything they could have done to prevent that young person from committing suicide.

Take your concerns about your teen or another youngster, as well as young and old individuals, seriously and speak with them as soon as possible. 

You can also rely on these services for assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

• Call 1-800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also get out to them via their website.

• Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678 for LGBTQ people. You can also get out to them via their website.

These toll-free numbers are answered by persons who have been trained to assist you. The conversations are kept private. 

Call 911 for immediate assistance if necessary.

Note: In 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will establish 988 as a new countrywide 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to contact suicide prevention and mental health crisis counsellors. 

 By July 16, 2022, all phone service providers must route 988 calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


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