An alert toll booth operator was able to foil a suicide bid in the wee hours of Wednesday after spotting a man climbing over the railing of Bandra worli sea-link at 3.10 am to jump into the sea. According to MEP officials, taxi (MH 01 BD 3096) stopped near P-60 towards the Worli side. The passenger got down and crossed the railing. A vigilant MEP Surveillance Executive Sagar Jagtap immediately informed the Shift Incharge Santosh Sargar who sent Helper Chetan Kadam to the spot to distract the man who was attempting suicide. Meanwhile, they informed the Mumbai Police. Chetan kept the passenger engaged by talking to him and slowly moved towards him for as long as 25 minutes.
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“When he was close to the passenger he quickly held him and pulled him over the railing with the help of other staff members,” an official from MEP said. The MEP officials handed the man over to the Worli police who later released him after counselling.