NEW DELHI: A 22-year-old woman became the fourth person to commit suicide at a Metro station this month when she jumped in front of a train at Malviya Nagar on Sunday morning. A suicide note said her family should not be held responsible for her act. The woman from Bihar was staying in Ghitorni, south Delhi.
The spate of suicides, this was the sixth this year, has led Metro officials to seek help from commuters. “All passengers are requested to be alert and stop any fellow passenger who attempts to cross the yellow line before the train comes to a halt,” said Anuj Dayal, Chief PRO, DMRC.
A suicide note was recovered from the spot in which the woman has asked the cops not to trouble her family as they were not responsible for her action. Police are trying to ascertain what led the women, who had come from Bihar and was staying with her brother-in-law in Ghitorni, south Delhi, to take the extreme step.
This month, suicides have been reported from Chandni Chowk, Uttam Nagar and Mayur Vihar Metro stations. The growing frequency of such incidents has sent alarm bells ringing in DMRC and authorities are scrambling to find ways to curb the phenomenon.
“Around 11.15am on Sunday, a north Delhi-bound train was entering the station when the woman threw herself on the tracks. The driver slammed the emergency brakes but could not save the woman. She suffered fatal head injuries. We will have more details after the autopsy report,” said B S Gujjar, additional DCP (Railways).
Officials have requested the public to help in curbing such incidents. “All passengers are requested to be alert at the platform when trains are approaching and stop any fellow passenger who attempts to cross the line before the train comes to a complete halt,” said Anuj Dayal, Chief PRO, DMRC.