A man committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train at Mayur Vihar-1 Metro station on the Blue Line in east Delhi on Sunday, police said. On seeing this they took the man to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
First Published Feb 13, 2023, 11:53 AM IST
Delhi: A man suffering from “mental illness” committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train at Mayur Vihar-1 Metro station on the Blue Line in East Delhi on Sunday, police said. Ajay Laxman Pakhale has been identified as deceased. He worked as Senior Manager in Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). Ajay Laxman Pakhale Station Platform No. Those who saw the train jumped forward from 1. Other trains on the corridor were running slightly late due to the incident, official sources said.
However, an anonymous passenger requested, “I need to travel from Noida Sector 18 station to Rajiv Chowk station. I boarded a train for this at 1.50 pm, but it stopped at the next station at Noida Sector 16. After a few minutes, it was announced that the train would not move forward.” “All the passengers got down from the train. The train came back towards Noida. Another train did not come for the next 20-25 minutes,” said the passenger.
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Earlier in the day, the station controller of Mayur Vihar-1 metro station received a call that a man had jumped in front of a moving train, police said. The victim was rushed to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital where he was declared brought dead. Later, his father and sister were informed, said a senior police officer.
Investigation revealed that the man was mentally ill and was being treated at a private hospital here, he said. “In the CCTV footage, it was seen that the person jumped on his own from platform no. 1 at Mayur Vihar-1 metro station at 1:51 pm. Further investigation is underway. We have started the investigation process,” he added. .
Pakhale did his M Tech from IIT-Kanpur. He worked in the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for four years. Later, he joined GAIL as a senior manager, but resigned in November 2022, police said.
Last Updated Feb 13, 2023, 11:53 AM IST