70-YEAR-OLD ATTEMPTS SUICIDE AT DWARKA SECTOR-9 METRO STATION

The 70-year-old has been identified as Surrender, a retired Section Officer, who allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of the metro train in Dwarka sector-9 metro station.

In a shocking incident that came to light on Monday morning, Surrender, a 70 year old retired Section Officer, jumped in front of the metro train in Dwarka sector 9 station at 10:50 a.m. The reason of this attempt is yet unknown.

The suicide attempt resulted in dangerous internal injuries, and the retired Section Officer was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, as told by Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). The incident also caused brief metro delays.

According to the DCP, Surrender left home in the morning, telling his wife that he was going to Hanuman Mandir.

It is saddening to note the increasing cases of commuters jumping on metro tracks in the recent days. At certain metro station platforms, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has taken precautions against such mishaps by installing automatic coach entry doors; however, there are many stations where these doors are yet to be installed.

Not only do these incidents disturb metro schedules, but they also put the lives of many metro travellers at risk.

By Muskaan Gupta

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