HYDERABAD: In the wake of the increasing number of suicides in Hussainsagar, the Lake Police has tightened security in the area.
‘’We have deployed 15 police personnel in addition to the 22 policemen guarding the lake round-the-clock in three shifts,” VB Kamalasan Reddy, DCP, central zone said here on Monday.
‘’We have also stationed a boat with two policemen, deployed by the tourism department, that patrols across the lake,” he added. According to Kamalasan Reddy, as many as 83 people were saved by the police from committing suicides in the lake while 42 people lost their lives. ‘’Upper tank bund and NTR Marg have been the most common spots for suicides due to the depth of the water. With boat patrol, we hope to see a fall in these numbers,” he said.
In addition to the problem of suicides, the Lake Police also hope to address other issues that haunt Necklace Road such as rash bike riders, eve teasers, whitener addicts etc. In a drive conducted on Sunday, the Lake police seized 72 bikes and booked cases against six under Section 336 for rash driving. According to Kamalasan Reddy, as many as 300 eve teasers and 150 rag pickers and whitener addicts were caught this year in the area.
V Krishna, Officer of Special Duty, HMDA, said that the security has been on the front end post-Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts that occurred in February 21 last year. ‘’As of today, there are 183 people and 23 ex-servicemen covering the four parks - NTR Gardens, Lumbini Park, Jalavihaar and Sanjeevaiah Park. At least 20,000-25,000 visit these parks on weekends,” he said.