55-year-old man committs suicide at Delhi metro station, four deaths in last ten days puts DMRC on edge
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A man on Wednesday committed suicide by jumping in front of the train at Adarsh Nagar metro station in Delhi putting the DMRC authorities on an edge. This is the fourth suicide in last 10 days.
The deceased was identified Anil Gupta, a 55-year-old who belongs Majlis Park in west Delhi.
"We received information at around 3 pm that one person jumped in front of the train at Adarsh Nagar metro station, said Pankaj, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delhi Metro.
Police said the man jumped in front of the running metro at platform No.1. He died on the spot. No suicide note has been recovered.
"A case has been registered. Further investigation is underway," Pankaj added.
Earlier on September 7, a 26-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping in front of an upcoming train at Model Nagar metro station.
A 22-year-old private security guard had allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train at Sector 61 metro station on September 3.
A day before, a 45-year-old woman had jumped at a running train at Handewalan metro station.
From January to June this year, a total of 37 people attempted suicide, in which 11 people died and 14 were hospitalised after CISF rescued them, said a report.
Every year, Delhi metro witnesses number of suicide cases. However, till date, most of the metro stations lack safety doors.
Only new Pink and Magenta lines have screen doors and only 5 out of 37 stations on the yellow line while other green, orange, violet, aqua and red lines do not have screen gates.
A metro officials had said, "Several measures have been taken to prevent such incidents in the last five years. For example, we have installed platform screen doors, and increased the height of the railings at Metro stations. Even in old Metro stations, wherever possible, platform screen doors have been installed. But to install platform screen doors in the entire Delhi Metro network is very difficult,” as quoted by the Sunday Guardian.
He added that DMRC has setup a 'Never Give Up' campaign on social media since April 2019 with increased surveillance and constant monitoring via CCTV footage to prevent such accidents.
Speaking to Sunday Guardian, the official said that though the steps are taken to curb such incidents, “suicide itself is a larger problem. If we have so many depressed people in the city, it is a matter of grave concern. Delhi Metro alone cannot solve it by taking precautionary measures. It rather needs greater attention from society.”
(with ANI inputs)
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