Guwahati: Differently-abled man tries to commit suicide in Paltan Bazar
GUWAHATI: A differently-abled man was seen trying to commit suicide in the city’s busy Paltan Bazaar area in the afternoon today, June 14.
The man was seen lying on the busy street during heavy traffic hours.
His identity was not known till the time of filing this report.
Speaking exclusively to G Plus, a resident who was in the area said,
“I was leaving my lane when the man almost came under my bike. I offered him some water and then went to the nearest police station (Paltan Bazar Police station). When there was no response there, I dialed 100 and a team of police arrived at the scene."
He further mentioned that after the police arrived, they cleared some local vendors and people in the area and left.
A police officer who was at the scene said that he couldn’t do anything since he isn’t a doctor.
“I got the complaint, I’ll take him to the hospital and then whatever happens, happens. I don’t know,” said the police.
While describing the man, the resident said that the former has no legs, has cut marks all over his body. A foamish substance was also seen coming out of his mouth.
It has been alleged that the unidentified man was under the influence of some kind of substance.
“This man tried to commit suicide at least three to four times. He kept coming in front of vehicles so that he could die,” he added.
The resident also alleged that when the police arrived at the scene, one of the them shouted at him and asked him why he called the police for beggars, since they are just lying on the streets anywhere.
However, there was another policeman at the scene who appreciated him and said that he did the right thing.
Later, the police called a rickshaw-puller to take the man to the hospital. While he was being carried off, he was seen crying.
Photo of the man