SRINAGAR — With no let-up in suicides by people jumping into the river Jhelum especially in Srinagar, the locals here have appealed the administration to keep boats and men ready at vital points including bridges to ensure that such attempts are foiled to save precious lives.
Srinagar district has recorded a number of suicides in last one week. A woman jumped into the river Jhelum at Safa Kadal on May 20 while another attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the river from Budshah bridge, which was foiled by police and CRPF personnel present there.
People especially from Srinagar have sought the intervention of the administration to put an end to such incidents so that precious lives are saved.
“The administration should ensure deployment of SDRF men and live boats especially at bridges to help the rescue of the distressed people,” the locals said.
They said the government needs to understand the need of taking such measures well on time so that the graph of such incidents can be brought down.
Meanwhile, a top official when contacted said that it will consider the deployment of live boats and other related things at bridges as it is a good suggestion and can help in rescuing the distressed people easily.
“We will look into it. We will take up the matter and come up with a decision in this regard,” he said. (KNO)