A man allegedly attempted to commit suicide by jumping into the Brahmaputra from a ferry in Nimati Ghat on October 14th, 2019. The man identified as Hem Handique was on board the Raj Lakhi Ferry.
The ferry was moving towards Kamalabari when the accident took place. Handique hails from Upper Assam’s Titabor in Jorhat district.
A hue and cry was raised by the other passengers on board after he jumped into the river. Handique escaped death by a whisker after he was rescued by a fellow passenger.
The reason behind taking the drastic step is yet to be ascertained.
Inputs: Rituraj Phukan
Photo: Hindustan Times (Representative Image)