Hyderabad: Showing a rare display of alertness and bravery, a home guard of the Hyderabad City Police saved the life of a woman who jumped into the Hussainsgar lake to commit suicide.
The incident occurred on Saturday at around 4 pm. When the Lake Mobile jeep was patrolling the Necklace road, the driver B.Sailu found a young lady who had just jumped into the Hussain Sagar Lake from the bridge near the PV Ghat. As there was no time to get the divers who were present at Lumbini Park area, Sailu, jumped after the lady.
Sailu swam for about 30 meters before he could reach the lady. He was able to bring the lady out, who by the time had become unconscious. An ambulance was summoned and the lady shifted to Gandhi Hospital.
The woman has been identified as A. Sangeetha, aged about 30 yrs. She is a resident of Prakash Nagar, Begumpet and is working at GVK One Mall at Road No.1, Banjara Hills. The reasons that led her to attempt suicide are not yet known.
According to DCP Central Zone Dr. Akun Sabharwal, this was the 67th life saved by the Lake Police since 1st February 2011. (INN)