Delhi/Mumbai: Delhi Police saved the life of a 27-year-old man, who was showing “suicidal activity” on the social media platform, officials said Sunday.
The man had been posting videos on Facebook that apparently showed him preparing to end his life which raised a red flag on the platform.
Facebook feared that any direct contact with the man could drive him to expedite his suicide plans.
Eventually, a company official contacted Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Cyber) Anyesh Roy as the phone number used for the Facebook account was registered in the national capital.
The Facebook staffer shared the details of the “suicidal activity”.
A police team was sent to the address but found the woman to be completely fine.
However, the woman told the officials the Facebook account was used by her husband who had left for Mumbai two weeks ago after a fight with her.
DCP Roy got in touch with his counterpart in Mumbai, DCP (Cyber) Rashmi Karandikar. However, the man’s phone number was “unreachable”.
The Mumbai police then asked the man’s mother to videocall him on WhatsApp, so that they would be able to trace his location, but the call got disconnected after a single ring.
The man then contacted his mother through another number. By 1.30 am, a police team reached his address and counselled him.
The man told Mumbai police that he was under severe financial distress for a few months.