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Mangaluru: Woman attempts suicide - Rescued, entrusted to 'Snehalaya' care


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 19: A woman, frustrated with her life, tried to kill herself by jumping into the sea at Panambur here on Tuesday, June 18. Alert lifeguards rescued her. She is now under the care of Snehalaya charitable trust orphanage.

The woman, Venkatamma, aged about 65, just says that she is from Bengaluru. She speaks Kannada, but refuses to provide any additional details. On Tuesday afternoon, when no one was around, she had jumped into the sea. But the lifeguards saw her and saved her life. The woman was hysterically crying and shouting to allow her to die. The lifeguards, realizing that leaving her alone would not be proper, informed Panambur police station. She was taken to Panambur police station.

The police, during the woman's questioning, realized that she was depressed. She did not provide any details other than her name and native place. She acquired silence whenever details about address, relatives, how she reached here, etc were sought. Faced with no other option, the police decided to send her to Snehalaya orphanage where destitute and orphans get a shelter. The woman police took the lady to Snehalaya at Manjeshwar.

Even at Snehalaya the woman only gave the information that she happens to be Venkatamma from Bengaluru. Head of the facility, Joseph Crasta, said that she has been given rest and she would be taken to Yenepoya Hospital for check up on Wednesday, and if found necessary, she would be provided with treatment. He said that she would be provided support and care, and once she returns to normalcy, her address would be found and she would be safely returned to her family.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jun 21 2019

    @Jossey S mumbai,everyone is not blessed with golden or silver spoon by birth ,in life.specially women do face problems which to men dont.They have to suffer under husbands ,money and many more.specially illiterates are more liable to problems.men many times in hindu familys marry second times and driveout old wife..so and so.she has nowhere to go.They drink and have to face mishandlung.children sometimes want their share of money and drive out.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 19 2019

    I wonder why people want to give up Living ...

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  • Ozzie, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 20 2019

    Unless and until you fall in that situation you or none will understand. I too tried a few times when things were going wrong inspite of having 2 homes n good bank balance. Worries force the mind to ask oneself why should I live! And believe me all kinds of ideas flashing how to end life. It's my experience and I am not making a story. So pray that one doesn't lose hope n soul.

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