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Mumbai: Female lawyer attempts to live-stream her suicide on Facebook, stopped by police

A Month After A Youth Live Streamed His Suicide On Facebook Before Jumping To Death, A Woman Lawyer In Mumbai Attempted To End Her Life In The Similar Way But Was Stopped By Cops In Time, Police Said On Saturday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 06 May 2017, 01:17:43 PM


A month after a youth live streamed his suicide on Facebook before jumping to death, a woman lawyer in Mumbai attempted to end her life in the similar way but was stopped by cops in time, police said on Saturday.

32-year-old Priyanka Jethalal Maru had planned to jump off from the 18th floor of an under-construction building in Sewri area on Friday morning, police said.  The woman was also seen shooting her video, they said.

A resident of a nearby building quickly contacted the control room, following which a police team rushed to the spot and stopped her from taking this extreme step.

Inspector Shalini Sharma, who is trained in handling such situations, was instrumental in dissuading Maru. After taking her in custody, police admitted her to a hospital in Parel. She is getting counselling, it said.

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Last month, a 23-year-old college student ended his life by jumping from 19th floor window of a hotel in suburban Bandra after streaming his final moments live on Facebook. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 06 May 2017, 01:07:00 PM