Youth livestreams suicide bid in video call, cops trace him

Youth livestreams suicide bid in video call, cops trace him
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Angamaly: A youth, who livestreamed his suicide attempt through a WhatsApp call to his lover, was found in bushes near a railway track with his veins cut.

The police found the college student, hailing from Idukki, near a railway track between the Elavur railway overbridge and the Karukutty railway station.

The youth called the Kottayam native girl and told her that he was going to die in the bushes. The girl ended the call and informed the Kottayam police. The cops identified the call location and alerted Angamaly police.

Subsequently, a search carried out by the cops led them to the youth, who has been admitted to Little Flower Hospital.

The youth, who studies in Kottayam, made the attempt on his life while returning after meeting his lover. The cops found him after a two-hour search around 8 pm in a critical condition. Though the cops passed by the area twice they could not spot the youth initially.

The area is deserted and is one-and-a-half kilometre away from the Karukutty railway station. The cops had to carry him all the way till the railway station.

Admitted to the ICU, the youth is now out of danger, said the hospital authorities.

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