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Mumbai: Woman climbs on to ledge of 21-storey building; threatens to jump off

THE ASIAN AGE. | NIVEDITA NIRANJANKUMAR
Published : May 5, 2017, 3:14 pm IST
Updated : May 5, 2017, 3:16 pm IST

She has been seen taking selfies, pictures of the surroundings and police officers with a smart phone in hand.

The counselling team is constantly in touch with her, said a police source. (Photo: The Asian Age)
 The counselling team is constantly in touch with her, said a police source. (Photo: The Asian Age)

Mumbai: In a dramatic situation, a middle-aged woman has climbed on to the ledge of the 18th floor of a 21-storey building in Wadala.

She has been seen taking selfies, pictures of the surroundings and police officers with a smart phone in hand. Wearing a salwar kameez, her identity is still unknown. Nearly 25 policemen and 20 fire brigade officials are carrying out rescue operations.

 

"We have set up a landing balloon on the ground. And there is a manual landing balloon ready on the eighth floor," a fire brigade official said.

The woman climbed up to the 18th floor at around 10.30 am and the police rescue team reached at 11:00 am after receiving a call. "The woman does not appear stressed or mentally unstable," said an official who spoke to her.

"She is clicking pictures of all officers, but as soon as we make a move near her, she threatens to jump. Our counselling team is constantly talking to her," said a police source.

Tags: mumbai, wadala, suicide, police, smart phone
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)