Brave police officer saves woman who attempted suicide


KASUR Jan 10 (TNS):  An officer of the Motorway Police was commended for his act of humanity and bravery when he saved a woman who had jumped into a river to commit suicide.

The woman, aged 22, was said to have been feeling doleful after being divorced, authorities said, adding that she had jumped into Jambar Canal near Phoolnagar’s Link Road.

The officer — identified as Zahid Maqsood — was commended by DIG Motorway Police Mirza Faran Baig for acting immediately, leaping into the water, and saving the young woman’s life.

The woman was shifted to a hospital for medical treatment, and is out of danger now.