Vijayawada: Leaving her two-year-old son on the bridge, a woman tried to commit suicide by jumping into the Krishna river from the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada on 19 February. Some local people jumped into the waters and saved her. The incident was captured on CCTV cameras installed at the barrage.

The CCTV footage shows that the woman came to the barrage with her two-year-old son. She left him on the bridge and jumped into the waters on Wednesday morning. The police said that the woman attempted suicide due to family disputes. However, the police failed to disclose the identity of the woman.

It may be recalled that a few days ago, a newly-married woman, K. Hemalatha, tried to kill herself by jumping into the Krishna river near Sanghamam ghat in Ibrahimpatnam, Krishna district. The NDRF personnel rescued Hemalatha and took her to the hospital. Hemalatha, a resident of Mangalagiri, reportedly decided to end her life as she was upset after she was married against her wishes. The police said that Hemalatha was married to a man from Ibrahimpatnam on 13 February. She came to her husband’s house the next day and attempted suicide.

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