Video grab of commuters pulling the woman over the iron barrier in Surat
SURAT: Two different videos of an unidentified woman in Surat and a man in Ankleshwar being saved from jumping off bridges were widely circulated on WhatsApp and social media on Monday.
In Surat, an unidentified woman was seen trying to jump off Savji Korat bridge into in Tapi river. The woman had even crossed the high iron grills installed on the bridge’s parapet by the Surat Municipal Corporation. It was then that the commuters passing from the bridge noticed her and rushed to save her. While a group of commuters tried to pull the woman down, she kept shouting to let her die and she did not want to live. A few minutes later, she was pulled over the iron grill.
Police said that the incident took place on Sunday afternoon. “We had received information on Sunday afternoon but by the time our staff reached the spot, nobody was found. It is possible that the woman’s family members may have turned up and taken her back home,” said a police official.
Similarly, in Ankleshwar, a man tried to jump off a flyover bridge on national highway 48 on Monday morning. He stood on the parapet of the bridge and was throwing off cash in the air. When passengers of a car noticed him, they stopped and pulled back the man. Local sources said that the man wanted to end his life due to the pandemic, but police could not confirm this claim.