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  1. Alerted by Facebook, Assam police averts girl’s suicide

Alerted by Facebook, Assam police averts girl’s suicide

A girl who had posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide was saved by the police in the nick of time after the social media giant's US-based headquarters alerted them.

By: | Guwahati | Published: July 25, 2018 4:21 PM
Facebook, assam police stop girl suicide, facebook post, assam police “The information was received from Facebook headquarters. A life was saved,” police officials said. (Representative image: Reuters)

A girl who had posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide was saved by the police in the nick of time after the social media giant’s US-based headquarters alerted them. “Info was received from Facebook last night that a minor girl had updated her status as- ‘I am gonna to commit suicide today’. The child was located in 30 mins & her safety ensured. She & her family were counselled. She is safe and in their care,” the Assam Police said in a tweet. “The information was received from Facebook headquarters. A life was saved,” police officials said. The post was later deleted on police advice.

(More details are awaited.)

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