Analysis needed on why Udupi is chosen suicide spot: ADGP Alok Kumar

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/EP)

Udupi, May 26: “We need to analyse why people use Udupi to commit suicide. Check posts should be increased to keep a watch on the entry of vehicles of strangers and unwanted elements to the district,” said new ADGP Alok Kumar. 

He was responding to the queries by reporters regarding the rise in number suicides in the district.

Alok Kumar visited the district police office at Bannanje on Thursday, May 26 and held discussions in the presence of district level police officers over the current issues for about three hours.

He said that he has taken over the charge only last week and he has to take stock of various parts of the state. “This is the third range. We have to see all the ranges as we have come to check on the conditions,” he said.

“Udupi was sensitive even before the Hijab controversy began. It was also identified for underworld connections earlier. It has now gone away. There can be adaptations according to changing times,” he said.

“The police department is doing a good job now. It is capable of dealing with any issue,” Alok Kumar said. Asked about the increase in illegal transportation and theft of cattle, he said that the department was prepared to deal with cow meat trafficking within the parameters of law. “Everything should go according to the law. Nobody should take law into their hands. The police department should be informed of such incidents. Senior officials can be informed in case there is no action,” he said.

Speaking about the suicide of contractor Santhosh Patil, he said the investigations were in progress in all the dimensions and that it would take time. “Reports of his business, contract and audit cannot come out so easily. There will be issues. We will not allow any interference in the order of law. Our officers have taken action immediately,” he said. Alok Kumar also expressed concern over the Hijab controversy starting again in Mangaluru.

About the increasing demand for female police officers, he said that he was not aware about it. “We will act according to the court order if the matter comes up,” he said.




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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    This mans statement is vague and malicious ..these people need to be educated on Udupi Mangalore .. While a few high profile suicides should not be used to malign the people of the district ..I have been to places inside India and seen Indian expatriate in foreign countries ,I always find that udupi/mangalore people are disciplined ,sincere and humble as compared to others .. on a percentile basis.

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  • S g kankanady, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    What a ridiculous statement 🤣

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Cheap publicity seeker. Udupi and it's people are far better compared to other places.

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  • Samantha, Udupi

    Fri, May 27 2022

    First of all why he is branding Udupi as suicide spot? All districts there are numerous suicides, murders and un lawful activities. This is like commenting without full knowledge. Netravati bridge is famous for suicides. It is not in Udupi. Never the less current political and Economical situation is main reason for such activities by the people. We have to concentrate that first. Stop communal haterates. Let people give employment, people will not have time to think unwanted things to do.

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  • Shivraj, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Better they focus on Crime -- Moral policing -- wrong doings -- politicians etc etc -- Very many cities --towns -- villages -- including farmer suicides happening all over -- not only in Udupi -- loss in business -- mental pressures --personal relationships -- health issues -- are possible causes-- it is said people commit suicide to have a better after life - this is the tragedy --

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  • khursheed, abu dhabi

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Why Udupi is not important but analysis needed why youngsters commit suicide now a days...

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Political Hindutwa is the main reason to spread heartedness in the peaceful society. Ruling government not controlling the inflation instead they increase tax and empty the citizens pockets. No employment for the educated youth. High corruption in government offices. Fake promises/manifestos. Imposed restrictions what to eat, what wear etc.. no freedom. Its fascist culture.

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  • Haneef, Udupi

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Governments and their puppet administrators busy targeting muslims in every possible manner made to forget the condition of their own brothers. When you jail 1 Muslim with false case 10 other will suicide for the mismanagement.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    God's patience is limited.. If there is no mercy from him then no mankind will survive in this world regardless faith or religion.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Udupi is still a sleepy old Town ...

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Udupi is communal hot bed.

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  • J.F.D Souza., Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Once in a way such incidents happen. Cant impose restrictions. Previouslly It was Nethravathi river/bridge as many suicidal cases occurred. thats why nets were put along river side to prevent suicides. One cant predict when a person or a couple will go for suicide. Anyway better to have a strict watch to avoid such cases

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  • Thomas, Udupi

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Dear Sir, Mr. Alok Kumar, Congratulations for being appointed and posted as the new Incharge of the Udupi District Police Head Office. I and as well my entire generation of family, are from Udupi town , a small peaceful hamlet consisting of Hindus, Christians, and Muslims, all having lived in love, peace, respect, and joy over centuries. Many a top cop has come and gone, some good and some not so good, all reeling under the power of evil, the politicians and politics of India. The territory itself is a blessed place in abundance of good people, good sultry weather, good rainfall, and good beaches and parks. Politics have now also entered at the much revered Sri Krishna Temple, whose Seers are in news all the time, even interfering in the Ram Mandir issue, thousand of miles away in Ayodhya. This sacred Temple area has even seen evil when there was a murder of a good and young Seer, that was hushed up and put under the carpet, so one certainly should not judge and point fingers at Udupi town. Its not like a high cliff where depressed and sick people come to jump and commit suicide. To respond to your query, Why people come to commit suicide in Udupi, whoever told you this. Its like asking why so many good and efficient Police Chiefs have been transferred from Udupi town! You simply cannot put Check Posts on the roads, and ask people, even if he is a visitor, Have you come to Udupi to commit suicide! The controversial suicide of this Contractor guy is stinking of politics, investigate that first. The Law and its staff can do only so much, its like the police nabbing a criminal and the Judiciary sleeping on it for twenty years to try him and sentence him for ten years! or may be even set him free on bail to become known as a History Sheeter, whatever that term means in India. The Police Dept should take the Law into their hands, and act and implement it to the hilt, and nobody else, by that I mean, the politicians and those governing the Police Dept.

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Thu, May 26 2022

    Add a chapter in textbooks on how to get peace during achhe din.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Thu, May 26 2022

    Becoz when focus is on hate, u will never know wen bure din suddenly wil consume u

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, May 26 2022

    Sir, we dont want to happen such things in Mangaluru either ..Ask ministers to reduce the rates/communal hatredness/sowing venom etc.....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Cynthia, You don't come to Udupi ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, May 27 2022

    No...i will commit in Mangaluru only....not udupi. Before that once my kwaish manipal jaake ajja ajji hotel me khana khane ka hei... ✋..bass...Jossey sir, are you saying in the tune of Azeez ? Aesa maine kya kiya he aapke saath ? 😢😭

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