CISF men keep CCTV watch on troubled women, stop them from ending their lives

Alert CISF personnel in two separate incidents prevented two women from allegedly committing suicide on Metro stations.

While one woman said she was being harassed by her husband, the other victim has refused to share any reason behind attempting suicide.

The first incident was reported from Gurgaon on Thursday. It was CISF personnel Sandeep Daimary’s gut feeling about a woman’s mental turmoil that possibly saved her life.

Having finished his day’s duty as a CCTV footage observer at Huda City Centre, he had boarded a Metro train for Jahangirpuri around 10 pm.

He noticed a troubled-looking woman board the compartment at Guru Dronacharya station. Since the woman appeared vividly disturbed, Daimary kept a watch on her. She got off the train at Hauz Khas.

“Daimary immediately alerted the CCTV camera observer at Hauz Khas Metro station to keep a watch over the woman’s activities. After wandering at the platform for a few minutes, the woman boarded a train destined for Huda City Centre,” said the central Industrial Security Force on Friday.

The CCTV observer at Hauz Khas immediately alerted Huda City Centre.
She got off the train at the final destination of that train and stood at the edge of the platform after the train left.

P Banerji, the CCTV observer there, immediately informed about her activities to the shift in-charge who then rushed to the platform with some women personnel.
“The woman had climbed down onto the tracks by the time the team reached her.

She was then hauled up safely and brought to the station controller room,” said the CISF.

Delhi Metro Rail Police were informed and they questioned her but she refused to reveal either the motive behind climbing down onto the tracks or what had left her disturbed. The 25-year-old woman is a resident of Bihar’s Bhojpur district.

The other incident was reported from Tagore Garden station in west Delhi on Wednesday. Here too, the alertness of a CISF personnel observing the CCTV footage at the station control room saved a woman’s life.

Constable Sushendu Mandal noticed on CCTV that a woman was sitting at the end of the platform and weeping for over 15 minutes.

Once he sensed something wrong, he informed his shift in-charge who directed him to keep tracking her movement. Officials then rushed to the woman.

“On enquiry, the woman revealed that she was being harassed by her husband. She had arrived at the Metro station to commit suicide,” said the CISF.

Even as senior CISF and Metro officials comforted her, she refused to pursue police action against her husband. She was later handed over to her mother.

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