Mumbai: A man from Bihar committed suicide by jumping in front of a metro train in Saki Naka station in Mumbai on Sunday morning. This is probably the first incident of metro suicide deaths since services commended on June 8 in 2014 in the commercial capital of India.
The metro service was halted for over an hour after the incident happened.
“The deceased, Udayku mar Prasad, hailed from Madhubani district in Bihar. We found his voting and Pan cards in his trouser pocket, but they do not have his complete address. The reason for his act is unknown as no suicide note was found,” said senior police inspector Avinash Dharmadikari.
The body of 25-year-old Udayku was taken to Rajawadi hospital for post-mortem.
A staff member with the Mumbai metro said that the man was standing close to the yellow mark line and when the train arrived, he suddenly jumped on to the tracks.
“There were very few commuters on the platform. The man was standing close to the yellow mark line. When the train pulled in, he suddenly jumped on to the tracks, there was hardly any time to react,“ said a Mumbai Metro One staffer.
Police are trying to locate the address of the vicitm and phone details.