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75-year-old hit by metro train at Janakpuri Station, dies

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2013 01:48 IST
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An unidentified elderly man died after he was hit by a speeding metro train at west Delhi's Janakpuri West Metro station on Thursday, which led to metro services being disrupted for about 30 minutes during evening peak hours.

The incident took place around 5.15 pm, said a spokesperson of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

According to the police, the 75-year-old man, clad in white kurta-pajama, reportedly fell on the track, while a speeding train starting at Dwarka and heading towards Rajiv Chowk hit him.

He was rushed to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries, said hospital sources.

According to the police, it was an accident or suicide was yet to be ascertained.

DMRC said prima facie it was a suicide. The CISF officials, however, described this as an accident."We are analyzing CCTV footage to ascertain the cause of death of the elderly person," said a police officer.

No suicide note or identification papers were recovered from his possession, police said.

During the past two years, the Capital has witnessed a sudden rise in accidents and suicide attempts at metro stations. In 2012, about 25 people had committed suicides in metro stations.

In a bid to prevent such incidents, a few months ago, the DMRC had raised the height of platform railings at the elevated metro stations and were is in the process of installing platform screen doors in existing busy metro stations.