The local residents on Thursday evening foiled a suicide attempt by a youth in the Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports said.

Quoting an official, a news agency reported that a 23-year-old youth was spotted by the locals while attempting to jump into the Jhelum river at Chanakhan bridge in Sopore.

“Following this, the locals rushed towards him and foiled his suicide attempt,” he said.

He said the youth hailed from Naidkhai area of Hajin and he will be handed over to his family after proper counseling.