A 20-year-old youth committed suicide at Andheri (East) metro station in Mumbai on Sunday morning. Train services were disrupted as a result of the incident.
The deceased, Udaykumar Prasad, a resident of Bihar, was waiting at the Sakinaka metro station to get on a train to Ghatkopar in the city. Senior police inspector Avinash Dharmadhikari of Sakinaka police station said when the train arrived, he jumped in front of it and came under its wheels. He was rushed to Rajawadi hospital in an ambulance but was declared dead on arrival.
The police found his voter identity card from his wallet that ascertained his identity. The man is from Shripurihari village in Madhubani district of Bihar. No suicide note was found on him. A panchnama was conducted and officers found his mobile phone that was damaged from the accident. Cops are trying to contact his relatives through their counterparts in Bihar.
Police said that it was a case of suicide and that they are probing to find out why the man killed himself. The officers will also investigate into lapse of security, if any.
A Mumbai Metro One spokesperson said, “ At around 9:20am on Sunday, a youth jumped in front of a Versova - Ghatkopar train at Sakinaka station. The station staff informed the police immediately. The train was evacuated and retracted from service. Services were disrupted and running in short loops and on a single track. Normal traffic resumed at 10:45am”.
Earlier in November 2015, a 20-year-old Paresh Parmar had committed suicide by hanging himself inside a toilet at the same station. The deceased was depressed over a family issue.