After an alert from Google about ‘suicide’ search, Interpol and Mumbai police prevent man from ending his lifeIn Mumbai, it is the Mumbai police’s Crime Branch that handles such cases. A Crime Branch (Unit XI) officer said they received a tip-off from Interpol about the city resident looking for information about dying by suicide.
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According to the police, the resident of the northern suburbs of the city was upset as he did not have the money to bail out his mother, who has been in jail for the past two years, as did not have a job.

A 28-year-old man who was searching for ways to die by suicide on Google was saved after a timely intervention by the Interpol and Mumbai police.

According to the police, the resident of the northern suburbs of the city was upset as he did not have the money to bail out his mother, who has been in jail for the past two years, as did not have a job.

As a suicide prevention step, Google informs Interpol when somebody looks for such issues on its platform. The search engine giant then passes on the information about the Internet Protocol (IP) of the person to the law enforcement agency of the particular country.

In Mumbai, it is the Mumbai police’s Crime Branch that handles such cases. A Crime Branch (Unit XI) officer said they received a tip-off from Interpol about the city resident looking for information about dying by suicide.

Based on the IP address, the police team managed to track him down on Tuesday. The police found the man hails from Rajasthan and had been living with his relatives near Mumbai for the past few years.

An officer said his mother, who lived in Mumbai, was arrested nearly two years ago and has been behind bars. The man had lost his job nearly six months ago and was finding it difficult to get one. “Hence, he could not gather money to bail out his mother. Stressed out by these factors he contemplated committing suicide,” the officer said.

According to the officer, the police team counselled the man that the problems were temporary and could be easily resolved.

They then informed his cousin and asked him to take care of the man. The police also told the man that they would help him look for a job.


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