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Metro delayed as man jumps on track

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 17, 2012
First Published: 00:04 IST(17/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:07 IST(17/12/2012)

Metro services were disrupted on its busy line 2 that connects Dwarka with Noida on Sunday evening after a suicide attempt by a 37- year old-man at the Ram Krishna Ashram Marg Metro station around 6pm. Train services towards Dwarka remained suspended for about 15 minutes.


“A 37-year-old man allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of the Metro which was approaching the platform at Ram Krishna Ashram Marg station. The man had a narrow brush with death as the driver applied emergency brakes and the alert staff took him out from underneath the frame,” said police.

The victim, identified as Asif, was rushed to the nearby hospital where he is getting treatment. The cops said the man had head injuries but is out of danger.

“The incident was reported around 6.09pm after which there was some delay on the Noida-Dwarka corridor,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

The cops are studying the CCTV footage from the platform to ascertain the exact sequence of events.

Witnesses, however, told the cops that they saw the man standing quiet in a corner close to the edge of the platform.

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