KOLKATA: A ten-year-old girl's call to the Kolkata Police's "Dial 100: For Emergency" saved the life of her father who was attempting suicide today.
The incident happened at around 8.50AM when a girl called up "100" and informed that her father was trying to commit suicide by putting himself on fire inside a room at their North Kolkata residence, a senior police officer said.
Police from Sinthee Police Station and divisional patrol rushed to the residence and rescued the man from inside the kitchen and rushed him to the R G Kar hospital with 35 per cent burns, the officer said.
The 35-year-old man, had a fight with his father last night following which he tried to kill himself by putting himself on fire inside the kitchen, he said.
"When other members of the family failed to stop him, his daughter called Dial 100 and asked us to save her father who was trying to kill himself," another officer at the Kolkata Police headquarter said adding that the man, was undergoing treatment at the hospital and was out of danger.