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Alerted by Facebook, Assam police swings into action, averts girl's suicide

The police swung into action after it was alerted about the girl's post by the social media giant's US-based headquarters.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Guwahati [ Updated: July 25, 2018 19:20 IST ]

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The Assam police saved the life of a girl after she posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide.

The police swung into action after it was alerted about the girl's post by the social media giant's US-based headquarters.

"Info was received from Facebook last night that a minor girl had updated her status as- 'I am gonna to commit suicide today'. The child was located in 30 mins & her safety ensured. She & her family were counselled. She is safe and in their care," the Assam Police said in a tweet.

"The information was received from Facebook headquarters. A life was saved," police officials said.

The post was later deleted on police advice. 

(With PTI inputs)

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