Girl searched google “How to commit Suicide”
A 24-year-old girl frustrated and depressed from the problems of life decided to commit suicide when her boyfriend left her. After getting a good government job he left her because of family pressure. The girl was weak at heart to bear the thing and decided to end her life by jumping in the Yamuna canal near their place.
Just before jumping she suddenly decided to search for an easier method to end one’s own life.
She searched “How to commit suicide” on Google. Fortunately, instead of showing the methods, the search results showed “Suicide Helpline Numbers”.
She may though that there would be some person to suggest the ways. Before thinking more she just dialed the phone number provided. The call was received by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, who convinced her to get counseling.
DIG Jitendra Kumar Sahni explained the whole matter, “On January 3, I got a call from the girl on my public number. She was quite nervous and was about to end her life. She told me she had even searched How to commit Suicide on Google. Among the search results, she told me, she found my number. I heard her out and told her to come to my office so we could talk about it in detail”.
After some time, the girl reached the DIG’s office, where she told her story. She was depressed and out of her mind. All she wanted was to end herself.
Technology saved this girl’s life and Google should get all the appreciation for listing suicide helpline numbers for such searches instead of the methods.