A 48-year-old woman climbed atop an advertising hoarding in Byculla on Wednesday afternoon and threatened to jump off. She was eventually brought safely after fire brigade and police personnel spoke to her. According to the police, this is the woman’s fifth attempt to commit suicide, and her second in Byculla.
The woman, Sapna Perreira, a resident of Juhu, was travelling in a taxi from her home to sessions court, when the vehicle stopped at a traffic signal at Byculla at 1.30 pm, the police said.
“Perreira then got out of the taxi and climbed onto the Khada Parsi advertising hoarding. Locals immediately notified us and we alerted the fire brigade. Police personnel climbed on the hydraulic ladder of a fire truck. They spoke to Perreira and persuaded her to come down,” said Shashikant Surve, SI, JJ police station.
Perreira and her daughter were taken to the police station, but the latter was not charged for suicide attempt. “She is mentally disturbed. This is at least her fifth attempt at taking her life. Each time, she finds a statue or tower to climb onto but never jumps off. She came here to get attention of local police because the Juhu police station is not helping resolve her issues,” said Surve.