Bhubaneswar: Fire Services personnel on Thursday rescued a woman who had jumped into the Mahanadi river in Cuttack district of Odisha reportedly frustrated over family disputes.
According to reports, a middle-aged woman suddenly jumped into the Mahanadi River from the Jobra barrage today afternoon. Seeing this, a man working in a nearby park rushed to the barrage and jumped into the river to save the woman. He swam close to the woman who was stuck near the Jobra barrage gate for about 40 minutes before the Fire Services personnel began the rescue operation.
On being informed, a 12-member Fire Services team from Cuttack arrived at the spot and launched a rescue operation. They got down into the river with the help of a rope ladder and pulled the woman up tying her with a rope.
The woman reportedly sustained minor injuries and has been admitted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack where her condition is said to be stable.
Though the police are yet to ascertain the circumstances that led the woman to try and end her life by jumping into the river, preliminary investigation suggests that she was frustrated over family disputes. The police will interrogate her after the doctors at the hospital declare her fit.