In a display of swift action, Sharjah Police and cybercrime department of Dubai Police saved the life of a suicidal woman.
Sharjah Police also confirmed the incident on their website saying: "Sharjah Police and Dubai Police race against time to save a 20-year-old woman from committing suicide."
The cyber crime department contacted Sharjah Police after receiving information about a suicide post by the woman.
Police officers soon located her apartment in Al Nahda area and rushed to rescue her.
The parents, unbeknownst to their daughter's plan, answered the door and were then informed by the officers about the situation.
When the police officers entered the woman's room they found her sitting alone with the lights turned off.
The woman broke down in tears and had to be calmed down by the policemen.
She told police that she had decided to end her life after she was mocked by social media followers about her photo.
Psychological support and counselling were provided to her to ensure she abandons the idea of committing suicide.
The woman had posted on Twitter on December 17 at 2.13am that she had decided to commit suicide after she received messages from strangers threatening to rape and murder her following a post of a photo.
Colonel Faisal Bin Nasser, deputy director of the Criminal Investigation Department at Sharjah Police, said the cooperation of police authorities in UAE helped avert what would have been a certain tragedy. He urged youth to use their free time constructively, especially during vacations, and not to indulge in acts that may have a negative effect on their lives or others’. He also urged parents to observe their children and their social media accounts.
There is some debate about her age, Sharjah Police say that she is 20-years-old while local media reports suggest that she may be just 16.