Jamshedpur, Feb 25: Teased by youths, a teenage girl made suicide attempt by jumping into Kharkai river from the Adityapur toll bridge under Kadma police station area this morning.
A student of class VIII at a local Hindi medium school, she went into the river, but was rescued by a couple of youths who were around.
The 16-year-old girl and resident of Green Park area in Kadma was rushed to MGM Medical College Hospital for treatment . Hospital sources said she was out of danger.
Later, talking to newsmen, the girl revealed that she wanted to end her life as she was being teased by a section of youths in her locality for her affair with a boy.
“I was totally distracted and wanted to end my life. I have an affair with a youth in my locality. But some other youths would always tease me and pass comments. This morning also some youth passed such comments and soon after I came to the toll bridge and jumped from it,” narrated the girl.
Kadma thana OC, Vinay Kumar confirmed about the attempted suicide by a girl. “As we came to know that a girl have jumped from the toll bridge soon a police party rushed to the spot and having seen the girl still on the water surface, the police party came into action for arranging a tube. But by that time two-three local youths who were taking a bath in the river swam to the girl and rescued her. The rescued girl was immediately taken to the medical college hospital by an ambulance,” said the OC.
Notably, the Adityapur toll bridge has virtually turned into a suicide point as several incidents of suicide have taken place during the past one year here.