Facebook's alert helps avert girl's suicide

By PTI Published on Jul 25, 2018 04:09 PM IST

Guwahati: A girl who had posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide was saved by the police in the nick of time after the social media giant's US-based headquarters alerted them.

"Info was received from Facebook last night that a minor girl had updated her status as "I am gonna to commit suicide today."

The child was located in 30 minutes and her safety ensured. "She and her family were counselled. She is safe and in their care," the Assam Police said in a tweet.

"The information was received from Facebook headquarters. A life was saved," police officials said. The post was later deleted on police advice.