Man commits suicide on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train at Dwarka Mor station on the Delhi Metro’s Blue Line on Wednesday, in a second such incident in less than a week at a section of services was delayed on Busy corridor, officials said.

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The victim has been identified as Anjni Kumar Rai, resident of Kerdeen village in Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh, DCP (Metro) Vikram Porwal said.

“He jumped on the tracks at around 12 noon at Dwarka Mor Metro Station and was rushed to a hospital. The person was declared brought dead at DDU Hospital,” he said.

However, no suicide note has been recovered and reason for taking the extreme step is not known yet, Porwal said.

Delhi Metro officials also confirmed the incident, saying the man jumped on the tracks at a platform when a train was moving towards the Noida side. Services were delayed briefly but restored in about 15 minutes, he said.

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Family members have been informed and inquest proceedings are in progress, police said.

On January 6, a 42-year-old man had allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train at the Ghitorni station on the metro’s Yellow Line.

In another incident on the same day, a 55-year-old man, who was suffering from throat cancer, had allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train at the Jhilmil station on the Red Line.

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