Friday, November 02, 2018

Three mentally ill people rescued at airport in 24 hours

Chennai: Security officials at the city airport have in less than 24 fours rescued three mentally ill people in two incidents near the international departure terminal.
In the wee hours of Friday, a woman who tried to jump off the railing located between gates 2 and 3 at the international terminal along with an 18-month-old child was rescued .
During questioning, the woman was identified as Mariammal, 28, a native of Neyveli in Cuddalore. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel later handed over the woman and the child to the airport police. A team managed to get the number of a relative from the woman and informed him about the incident. The man told police officers that Mariammal’s husband Ashok Kumar had died in a road accident recently and that she had been suffering from depression since then.
Police later took the woman to the government-run Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Orphanage for Destitute Women on Chamiers Road, Nandanam.
On Thursday night, CISF personnel noticed a middleaged woman and a young man walking aimlessly around the international departure terminal. After some time, a team of CISF officers conducted inquiries with them before handed them over to the airport police.
Police examined the woman’s bag and discovered a visiting card belonging to her husband Nathan. Contacted over phone, Nathan, who is an employee of LIC of India, told police that the woman was his wife Sujitha, 40, and that the young man was their son Sandeep. Both were mentally-ill, said a police officer, quoting Nathan.
02/11/18 Times of India
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