As technology advances and people get modernised, the rates of suicides increase in India. With the internet being so wide, it also provides misleading information for people who are depressed. But Google in turn saved a girl’s life, who sought the search engine’s help to sort out ways to painless suicide as she could not bear the pain after her boyfriend broke up with her.
Unconsciously she dialled the first number that appeared on the top of the page, which luckily for everyone was directed to the Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG) of the area. He spared his time to hear out the traumatised situation of the girl who was just minutes away from ending her life.
“On 3 January, I got a call from the girl on my public number. She was quite nervous and was about to end her life. She told me she had even searched how to kill herself on Google. Among the search results, she told me, she found my number. I heard her out and told her to come to my office so we could talk about it in detail,” he said.
She gathered herself up and went to his office and patiently heard the girl’s sorrows after which he ordered the female officers to take the matters to their hands.
The female inspector gave counselling to the girl. She even talked to the boy and his family to sort out the matter. Moreover she suggested them to ask for better future options.
But the family and the officers thanked Google for the kindness and their techniques of search measures in showing the helpline number rather than the measures ultimately saving the girl’s life.
You try out for yourself, even if you tupe on the search bar how to commit suicide, it would never appear in the suggestions.