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May 09 2012 (9:08PM)  Yet another suicide at Metro station;Raise heights of platform railings, orders chief (www.tribuneindia.com)

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New Delhi : Metro stations in Delhi have been in the news for the wrong reasons due to the several suicide cases happening there for the last few days.In the last six days, a fourth incident of suicide was reported from a Metro station in Delhi this morning. According to sources, a 22-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping down on a road from a railing near the Violet Line platform at the Govindpuri Metro station.The deceased is identified as Anil Kumar who is a resident of Jhuggi Jhopri camp at Okhla.According to the police, the incident occurred at 11.05 am today. No suicide note has been recovered.Eyewitnesses claimed that they saw Kumar talking over the phone, before jumping off the platform.He was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where doctors declared him brought dead. A case under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code has been registered at the...
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Kalkaji Mandir (Metro) police station.The police said that they would examine the CCTV footage of the platform to learn about the sequence of events.Anuj Dayal, chief public relations officer of the Delhi Metro, appealed to all the passengers to help check such incidents."DMRC is extremely concerned about the suicides taking place on the Metro premises and appeals to the general public to help prevent them by keeping a close watch on the behavioural pattern of the people around them," Dayal said.He added, "Metro and security staff should be immediately alerted to thwart any suspected attempt."On May 5, a 55-year-old government employee died after he allegedly jumped on the tracks at the INA Metro station in South Delhi.On May 4, a 27-year-old wife of an Armyman died after she allegedly jumped from Kirti Nagar Metro station to the road below it.A 26-year-old woman, who was employed with HDFC Bank, died after she jumped from Gurgaon's MG Road Metro station to the road below it. She succumbed to her injuries at the Medanta Hospital. 
Raise heights of platform railings, orders chief
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's managing director Mangu Singh today issued directions to the officials to survey all the elevated Metro stations on the network with a view to raising the level of the platform railings to deter such attempts.
Singh has also confirmed the plan to put up screen doors at stations.
The DMRC will put up these screen doors at six major crowded stations, including Chawri Bazaar, Chandini Chowk, Central Secretariat, New Delhi Railway Station, Kashmere Gate and Rajiv Chowk.
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