31-year-old jumps before Metro train
A 31-year-old woman jumped in front of a metro train at a west Delhi metro station on Monday morning, police said. She died on her way to hospital. This is the seventh such incident so far this year. HT reports.delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2012 23:08 IST
A 31-year-old woman jumped in front of a metro train at a west Delhi metro station on Monday morning, police said. She died on her way to hospital. This is the seventh such incident so far this year.
Police said Seema Anand, a resident of Hari Nagar, jumped in front of the train even as it was slowing down while pulling onto the platform at the Tilak Nagar metro station around 9:58am. She did not leave behind any suicide note, police said.
"Since the train, approaching from the Dwarka side, was still slowing down when Anand jumped in front of it, her body was crushed when removed from
the tracks," said a senior police officer.
Police said she was rushed to an adjacent hospital but died on the way.
"Since no suicide note was recovered, the reason for her taking the extreme step of ending her life is unknown at the moment. However, we are questioning her family members. Till now, initial enquiry has only revealed that her being single could have triggered her decision," the officer said. Police a registered a case.
On May 8, a 22-year-old man had committed suicide by jumping from an elevated Delhi Metro station, while a 55-year-old man had allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train at south Delhi's INA station on May 5.
In another similar incident, a 22-year-old woman had jumped to her death at a metro station in Malviya Nagar.
Sudha (name changed), was pursuing a second year bachelor's degree through correspondence from Delhi University. She jumped in front of a speeding coach at Malviya Nagar's platform number 2 as it pulled onto the said platform.
The incident has pushed both the Delhi Metro and the Police on the defensive. "This is a very sad and unfortunate trend, which Metro all over the world have to grapple with. It is an issue which involves larger section of the society and needs sensitive handling at a much wider level," said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson, DMRC.
First Published: Jun 04, 2012 23:07 IST