Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two suicides

GANGTOK, 04 Aug: A 36-year-old woman has reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her residence at Rinchenpong in West Sikkim. In another case registered at Gyalshing Police Station, a 30-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping into the Kalej Khola.
As per the report received, a missing report was lodged by the husband on the deceased on 26 July stating that she jumped into Kalej Khola with the intention to commit suicide in West Sikkim. Accordingly, a search was conducted to locate the body but could not be traced out. It was only on 03 August that the dead body was found on the river bank.
A crisis intervention centre intended for suicide prevention throughout the state of Sikkim has been set up at Police Control Room, Gangtok for handling distress calls. A dedicated phone number 221152 is installed where all calls will be attended by gazetted officers of the Police department. The Helpline is available 24x7 and supports people who call for themselves or someone they care about.      

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