Upon receiving a report about a coaching student contemplating suicide, the Kota City Police acted promptly. Within a span of just 20 minutes, they managed to locate and rescue the boy from the Rangbadi area late on Sunday 25 June, 2023 night. On Monday 26 June, 2023, Sharad Choudhary, the Superintendent of Police for Kota City, recognized the efforts of five police officers by presenting them with a cash prize for their pivotal role in saving the life of a 17-year-old.
The teenager's father, who hails from Bihar and whose son was enrolled in an IIT-JEE coaching institute in the Mahaveer Nagar area of Kota, made a distress call to the Child Line helpline on Sunday evening. He reported that his son had intimated that he was contemplating suicide.
Upon receiving the information, Child Line promptly alerted the Kota police control room. The alert prompted an immediate response from the Chetal patrol and the duty officer at the Mahaveer Nagar police station. The police were able to trace the teenager's mobile location within 15-20 minutes to Rangbadi Yojana Colony. A police team swiftly arrived at the location and successfully rescued the boy before he could carry out any drastic actions.
The student who was rescued, a class 11 attendee, had been studying at a coaching institute for the past three months and resided in a hostel in Mahaveer Nagar. He had returned to Kota from his home in Bihar just four days prior and was reportedly struggling with intense homesickness. This information was provided by Assistant Sub-Inspector Harveer Singh, a member of the police team that successfully executed the rescue operation.
Assistant Sub-Inspector Singh reported that when the police interacted with the teenager, he was speaking in an incoherent manner. He was subsequently presented before the child welfare committee, who made the decision to place him in a shelter home where he could receive counseling until his family members could arrive. Following a period of counseling, he was reunited with his family on Monday evening when they reached Kota. This sequence of events was outlined by Yagya Singh Hada, the Nodal Officer of Child Line.
Superintendent of Police Sharad Choudhary presented cash rewards to the officers involved in the rescue operation. Assistant Sub-Inspector Harveer Singh and Pratap Singh from the Cyber Cell each received Rs. 1,100, while constables Sabir Hussain, Vikram, and Rajesh were each awarded Rs. 500.
Source: Times Of India