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Cop saves man from being declared dead after detecting a feeble pulse

NEW DELHI: A senior police officer, who simply followed the standard operating procedure, saved a man from being cremated who had been declared dead following a suicide attempt in north Delhi.
Police said that 21-year-old Raju had allegedly hanged himself from a fan in his house on Monday. He was reportedly a drug-addict and tired of frequent scoldings by his family.
When his family members were not in the house, he hanged himself, police said. A neighbour, who had come near's Raju's house to switch on the water pump, saw Raju and raised an alarm.
Soon, police and an ambulance arrived, with the latter declaring the unconscious Raju dead and preparing to take him to the mortuary.
However, Sanjay Kumar, SHO, Bara Hindu Rao police station, suspected that Raju might be alive as the he hanged himself from was too low for a man to die by hanging and his feet might have touched the ground.
Kumar checked Raju's pulse and, surprisingly, found it was still beating, though feebly. Raju was then rushed to a hospital, where doctors saved him.
Raju told police that he was often scolded by his family members for being a drug-addict, which drove him to depression and to kill himself.
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