ASI jumps in front of metro train, dies

No note has been recovered: police

A 46-year-old Delhi police officer allegedly jumped in front of a metro train at Jahangirpuri station on Thursday afternoon. No note has been recovered, the police said.

A senior police officer said that the deceased has been identified as an Assistant Sub-Inspector who was posted in the communication unit of Delhi Police. The deceased, a resident of Narela Police Colony, belonged to Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district.

The police said that the officer allegedly jumped in front of the train which was on its way to HUDA City Centre around noon. “He jumped before the metro train at Jahangirpuri station this afternoon, following which he was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) Mohammed Ali. No note has been found so far, he said.

Health issues

During preliminary enquiry, however, the police said that the ASI was suffering from mental health issues and was being treated for the same back home at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College in Kangra.

He was allegedly suffering from a kidney ailment due to which he was upset, the police said. The ASI is survived by his wife, 19-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son. He joined the police force in May 1994.

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