Women from Doda dies by jumping into Chenab, authorities did nothing to help allege residents

File image of Chenab river

Woman ends life by jumping into Chenab river
A 47-year-old widow committed suicide by jumping into Chenab River as she suffered some domestic disturbances.
Villagers said that, Devika Devi, widow of Omi Chand, r/o a remote Jatheli village of Doda district, reached Prem Nagar and sat on a stone in the middle of Chenab river for seven hours.
She threatened to jump into the water if local and police rescuers came near her. After seven hours, she jumped into the river.
Residents also alleged that the authorities did not make any effort to save the woman.
Administration made no efforts to save the lady, there were many ways by which she could have been saved as she sat on the stone for almost seven hours before jumping in the water,” a local resident said.
The woman was going through some domestic trouble that forced her to take the extreme step. We are yet to recover the body,” a senior police officer said, adding that police has launched an investigation into the case.

(Online media sources)

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