Woman jumps off Kuakhai River bridge

Bhubaneswar: A woman narrowly escaped death after jumping off the Khukhai River bridge on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar today.

According to sources, the unidentified woman jumped-off the Kuakhai Bridge in the city in an attempt to commit suicide. Fortunately, she was rescued in a critical condition from the river by locals and was admitted to a private hospital, sources added.

The reason behind her act is yet to be ascertained and police have launched an investigation. Meanwhile, police sources said that the woman will be interrogated to establish why she attempted suicide.

A few months back, a 49-year-old woman had also jumped off the bridge near Hanspal into the Kuakhai River in a bid to end her life. The woman, identified as Sumitra Kumari Das was later rescued after getting swept by the river current for around 6 kms from the spot, where she had attempted suicide.