Police are yet to file a case in the alleged suicide bid by a 27-year old doctor from Patna at a Delhi Metro station in Gurgaon. The doctor had jumped in front of a metro train at Guru Dronacharya station on Monday
The woman, Farhat Nishat, is admitted to a hospital and has suffered severe injuries in her jaw, preventing her from recording a statement, police said.
A video grab from a CCTV camera showed that Nishat, who works in a private insurance firm, jumped in front of a train around 7:15 am. The train, which was slowing down, hit the woman and the impact threw her off the track. She suffered fractures in the hand and feet and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city.
The woman lived in DLF phase 3 with her parents, brother and sister-in-law, police said.
Inspector Devi Charan, station house officer of the Metro police station, said a case could not be registered because Nishat’s statement could not be recorded. “The victim has not been able to record her statement as she is severely injured. The doctors have not allowed us to talk to the patient as she is not fit,” Devi Charan said.
On Monday too, police had maintained that she was unconscious throughout the day, and they were not able to speak to her. No eyewitnesses have come forward to record a statement either as most people were boarding the train and left the station immediately.
The family members of the victim are also perplexed by the suicide attempt and told police that she was possibly stressed by the daily commute between Gurgaon and Delhi. An MBBS degree holder, Nishat also has an MBA degree and worked as a consultant with a private insurance company on Mathura road in Delhi.
A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson said the registration of a case is the domain of the police department, and the role of metro authorities is to provide information, and to help the victim reach a hospital at the earliest.
The incident brought to focus the inadequacies in security arrangements on metro station platforms. Data procured from the CISF showed that 88 people tried to commit suicide and 350 people were booked for jaywalking the tracks at metro stations across NCR in 2016.
The figures suggest that the deployment of CISF personnel to monitor the stations may not be enough and a new impetus to security arrangements is required urgently. The Delhi Metro’s project of installing platform screen doors at crowded metro stations might be one of the possible solutions.