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Without CCTV footage, Metro death still a mystery: Cops

Two days after a middle-aged man was found dead at Sikandarpur Metro Station, the city police said they are yet to find any clue in the case as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has failed to put its premise under CCTV surveillance.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2011 23:03 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

Two days after a middle-aged man was found dead at Sikandarpur Metro Station, the city police said they are yet to find any clue in the case as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has failed to put its premise under CCTV surveillance.

The police are yet to ascertain the cause of death of the man whose body was found in a pool of blood at the Metro rail track on Friday. "The incident took place at around 8 pm on platform number 2. It is yet to be ascertained whether it was an accident or a suicide. Since the DMRC has not provided us any CCTV footages, it is very difficult to investigate the matter," said a police official.

According to an official of CISF, which provides security at Metro premises, the DMRC has not covered the entire Metro station under CCTV surveillance. "There is a security risk. Any mischievous person can take benefit from this security lapse," the official said.

DMRC Officials said they are in the process of installing CCTV cameras.

"Cameras could not be installed earlier due to some other works. The wiring has been completed and the rest of work will be finished before November end. The incident should not be related with security issue," a DMRC spokesperson said. The DMRC has been facing flak for not installing CCTV cameras at Metro stations in Gurgaon.

HT had published a story on June 1 about how Metro stations in Gurgaon are being operated without a single CCTV camera since the route was opened.