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May 06 2012 (19:50)  One more suicide bid on Metro tracks (
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New Delhi : Bringing the number of suicide incidents on Metro tracks to three in the past three days, a 55-year-old retired government employee today attempted suicide by jumping in front of a train at south Delhi's INA station.He was rushed to the trauma centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where his condition is critical.The man has been identified as Mohan Jagtiani, a resident of Gautam Nagar near Yusuf Sarai.No suicide note was recovered from Jagtiani's possession and the police is yet to ascertain the reason behind his extreme step. Police officials are interrogating Jagtiani's family.The incident took place around 12.11 pm. The train before which Jagtiani jumped was on its way to HUDA City Centre from Jahangirpuri on the yellow line. As it slowed down at the INA station, Jagtiani jumped on the tracks."He was run over by the train. Though the emergency brakes were applied immediately...
and the train was brought to a halt, Jagtiani suffered severe head injuries. He was taken off the tracks by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel," a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson said.The spokesperson said the services on the line were affected for about 10 minutes."The services returned to normal after the track was cleared," the spokesperson added.Additional deputy commissioner of police (Railways) BS Gurjar said, "Jagtiani's condition is critical. We are investigating the incident by analysing the CCTV footage of the station. A case has been registered under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc) at the Qutub Minar (Metro) police station."Jagtyani, who worked as clerk with the tourism ministry, runs a travel agency at Laxmibai Nagar.The incident follows two similar cases reported in the past two days. Yesterday, a woman committed suicide by jumping off an elevated Metro station in west Delhi's Kirti Nagar. Before that, on Thursday, a 28-year-old woman killed herself by jumping off a Metro station in Gurgaon.
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