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Metro services affected after suicide attempt at Belgachia

Kolkata: A youth, whose identity is yet to be confirmed by the police, attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Dum Dum bound rake at Belgachia Metro station on Thursday morning.

The incident affected Metro services in the Up line for some time. It also triggered tension among the passengers who were travelling in the train at the time of the accident.

It has been learnt that a youth aged around 25-27 years was waiting at the Belgachia Metro station at around 9.24 am on Thursday. He then threw himself in front of the running train when it was entering the station. The motorman had applied emergency brake immediately after the incident, while the Metro Railway officials disconnected the power supply to the third rail.

Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawans rushed to the spot along with the railway officials. The victim was rescued from the railway track and taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital.

Metro services in the Up line were affected for some time in the morning. As a result, many office-goers faced inconveniences while going to their workplaces. Truncated services were on between Kavi Subhas and Girish Park Metro stations for some time. However, Metro services were resumed a few minutes after the incident. Meanwhile, services in the Down line remained unaffected. The youth has received serious injuries in various parts of his body and his condition has been stated to be serious. The eyewitnesses told the police that the youth was aimlessly loitering on the platform.

The reason of the suicide attempt is yet to be ascertained by the police and they have started a probe into the incident.

It may be mentioned that a similar incident had occurred at Central Metro station on last Monday, where a woman had tried to commit suicide. The growing number of suicide attempts in Metro stations has become a cause of concern for Metro Railway authorities.

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