Pune: A criminal-on-police-record and convicted youth who was recently released on parole from jail in view of the Covid-19 outbreak, attempted suicide at his home in Dattawadi over a dispute with his father on Monday evening in Janata Vasahat area of Pune city.
Pune police got a call from the area after which beat marshal police constable Amol Zanzane and Janaji Shrimangale reached on the spot in a few minutes despite heavy traffic and saved the life of the young boy. He was rushed to the hospital and is undergoing treatment.
The youth has been identified as Swapnil Shivaji Gore (25), a resident of Lane number 7 in Janata Vasahat in Dattawadi. He is a criminal on police record and was arrested and convicted in a case recently. He was lodged in the jail and released on parole a few days back. He was staying with his family and had a dispute with his father over an issue.
Furious over the issue, Swapnil decided to end his life by hanging himself to the ceiling fan. Swapnil had locked the door from inside, but people in the area could see him through the window which was open. When they saw Swapnil was attempting suicide, someone called the Dattawadi police station.
Police personnel on duty at the Dattawadi police station communicated the information to Constable Zanzane and Shrimangale who were patrolling the area due to heavy traffic jams during the peak hours. Crisscrossing the traffic between Dandekar Bridge and narrow lanes of the Janata Vasahat area the policemen reached within a few minutes outside his house. They broke open the door and pulled Swapnil down. Swapnil was suffocating at that time, but Zanzane and Shrimangale stabilised him. Later an autorickshaw was called and Swapnil was taken to the hospital.
Police Inspector Devidas Ghevare said, “Police Commissioner K Venkatesham has trained the police force for community policing which encourages us to serve the society. Life is precious and saving anyone’s life is a humane task.”