An unidentified man killed himself by jumping from a Metro station in Hyderabad on Thursday. The incident occurred at the Ameerpet Metro Station where he jumped down from the first floor of the station. He sustained head injuries and died on the spot, according to the police.
CCTV footage of the incident showed him entering the premises of the Metro Station and heading to the concourse level and climbing on to the railing at the edge. Even as security personnel and others present tried to stop him, the man jumped down on to the road.
Metro officials called the 108 Ambulance and he was rushed to the nearest hospital, but doctors declared him brought dead.
"We did not recover anything from the dead body. Investigation is being done to identify the deceased, who could be aged between 35-40 years,’’ SR Nagar, SI Srinivas was quoted as saying.
While the victim was yet to be identified, media reports suggest that the person might have been mentally unsound as the police said that he was wearing only a shirt and nothing else.
In a statement, HMRL Managing Director N V S Reddy said that they were extending full cooperation to the police in investigating the incident and have also asked L&T Metro to review their security arrangements at all stations.
Ameerpet Metro Station, which is an interchange station between two Corridors of the Hyderabad Metro, is one of the most crowded stations in the city.
This is the second such incident at Metro station this week.
A woman had jumped from the Victoria Memorial Metro Station on Tuesday. The woman, who jumped from the concourse level, suffered injuries in the incident and was rushed to a nearby hospital by locals.
The police said that according to a preliminary investigation, the woman, resorted to the move due to depression over family issues. Doctors said that she was out of danger and that her condition was stable.