Okhla man fourth to commit suicide at Delhi Metro stations in one week
OT, May 10, 2012 15:00 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
Every city has its love and suicide spots. In New Delhi, some residents have found Metro stations the spot to commit suicides. In the past one week four people have allegedly committed suicide across Delhi Metro stations.
The latest incident took place at the Govindpuri Metro station in Southeast Delhi. News surfaced of how a 22-year-old Anil Kumar, a resident of JJ Colony, Okhla in south Delhi, ended his life at bout 11.15 AM on Tuesday. Kumar jumped to his death from the platform, according to the police.
Vigilant security staff at the station rushed the injured Kumar to AIIMS Trauma Centre. On arrival, doctors announced him brought death.
The police are examining the CCTV footage to find out the reason behind the incident.
Eyewitnesses who saw the incident unfold said before jumping off the railing Kumar was talking on the phone.
This is not a one-off incident in Delhi. A few days back some passengers at INA Metro station saw how one 55-year-old threw himself before a running train. As he was lucky he was rescued.
Such incidents of increasing suicides have left residents and authorities shocked.
Taking up these incidents seriously, the Metro station authorities are looking at ways to bring to an end suicide. Plans are on the anvil to increase the platform railings so as it becomes difficult for people to plunge themselves in front of a moving train.
Anuj Dayal, spokesperson for DMRC, said: “DMRC is extremely concerned about the suicides on Metro premises. It appeals to the general public to help in preventing the same by keeping a close watch on the behavioural patterns of people around them. Commuters should alert Metro and security staff immediately to help thwart any suspected attempt.”
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