Woman slashes wrist at top cop’s office

Woman slashes wrist at top cop’s office

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An expectant mother on Tuesday attempted suicide by slashing her wrist in a washroom at the city police commissioner’s office on Infantry Road.

Forlorn after her boyfriend sought time to marry her during the counselling at Vanitha Sahayavani, she took the extreme step.

Rachel and Ramesh (name changed) were in a relationship for the past 10 months. As Rachel became pregnant, she contacted Vanitha Sahayavani. After Ramesh came to know of the pregnancy, he started to avoid Rachel. She later complained through the women’s helpline at the City Police Commissioner’s office. Soon after, Ramesh was summoned.

“After Rachel approached us, we summoned the pair and offered counselling. In the second counselling session, Ramesh agreed to marry her. Since both agreed, we told Rachel to bring her family members for the third counselling session on Tuesday.  However, during the counselling, Ramesh sought additional time to think. Rachel then started crying,” Rani Shetty, in-charge at Parihar said.

According to Shetty, in the meanwhile, Rachel wanted to use the washroom. “We sent her along with her sister. After going inside, she slashed her wrist with a blade. As her sister screamed for help, we rushed to the spot and took her to the Bowring hospital. After treatment, the doctor said she was out of danger and was discharged,” Shetty added.