Kottayam: A young woman on Wednesday jumped into the swelling backwaters from Thanneermukkam salt water barrier near Kumarakom in what is being suspected by the police as an attempt to suicide.
The woman has been identified as Changanassery Vadakkekara resident U Meera Krishna, 25.
The salt water barrier, a massive body of water also called the Thanneermukkom Bund, was swollen in the incessant rain when the woman reportedly dived into it.
The identity of the woman was confirmed from a driving license recovered from the banks of the bund.
The fire force has been pressed into an emergency search mission to locate the woman.