Sui­ci­dal cou­ple saved af­ter their chil­dren no­tify po­lice

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A sui­ci­dal cou­ple was saved ear­lier this week af­ter their three chil­dren re­ported their par­ents’ at­tempt to com­mit sui­cide to the au­thor­i­ties, a New Taipei City po­lice sta­tion said Satur­day.

The chil­dren were car­ry­ing lug­gage when they were found near the Shalun Po­lice Sta­tion late Thurs­day. They told the po­lice “Fa­ther and Mother told us to ask for help from the po­lice to con­tact Grand­fa­ther, and said they were go­ing to die,” ac­cord­ing to the po­lice.

The old­est child, 9, said he and his broth­ers were orig­i­nally travel- ing with their par­ents, but were dropped off af­ter be­ing told about the sui­cide plan.

The po­lice im­me­di­ately tried to find the cou­ple’s where­abouts, while at the same time ob­tained in­for­ma­tion from the sui­ci­dal man’s brother, who said the woman had texted him for help.

She said in the text that the man had passed out, and that she was afraid to lose con­scious­ness soon, and had changed her mind about want­ing to kill her­self.

Us­ing sur­veil­lance cam­era images and the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the woman, the po­lice lo­cated the cou­ple’s car in a moun­tain­ous area in neigh­bor­ing Shulin dis­trict, and man­aged to pull out the two from their ve­hi­cle full of ex­haust gas.

The cou­ple is now in sta­ble con­di­tion, the po­lice said, adding that the chil­dren have been taken home by their grand­fa­ther and will be given as­sis­tance from so­cial wel­fare groups.

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