A 50-year-old man committed suicide by jumping in front of an incoming Delhi Metro train at Azadpur Metro station in New Delhi on Monday.
All the trains on the yellow line of Delhi Metro got delayed causing inconvenience to several commuters.
The deceased man was identified as Ishwari Prasad. Police stated that Prasad took the extreme step around 8 am by jumping before a train coming from Haiderpur and heading towards HUDA City Centre.
"Immediately, after the incident, the Station Controller and the CCTV observer rushed to the platform. After this, the Metro Station Controller called DMRP and PCR. Meanwhile, the dead body was taken out from the Metro tracks by housekeeping staff with the help of DMRC staff and CISF personnel. DMRP reached the metro station and took the dead body to Aruna Asaf Ali hospital for further proceedings," said a CISF official.
According to the police, Prasad was a resident of Model Town.
"Apparently, he was upset because of his working conditions. A suicide note has been recovered from his possession. The note hints that he had a tiff with the
owner of a gas company where he had been working for over 10 years," said a police official.
The incident, which took place during the peak hours of the morning, affected several commuters travelling through the Yellow Line.
Many people were delayed from reaching their workplaces.
As per CISF data, 88 cases of attempt to suicide have been recorded on Delhi Metro lines in 2016.
In 2017, 12 people so far have lost their lives by jumping in front of Metro trains in Delhi, while 11 people have been saved by CISF during their attempt to jump on to the tracks.
Additionally, commuters too have saved the lives of 20 people who tried to commit suicide on Delhi Metro lines.
The cops have initiated an investigation in the case.