On Thursday morning, a 65-year-old man died by suicide after jumping in front of a moving train at Tilak Nagar metro station on the blue line. The incident took place around 8 am and was reported to the police at 8:34 am.
The deceased has been identified as Satish Malhotra, resident of Tilak Nagar.
According to a senior police officer, the man was immediately taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Malhotra, who was running a spare parts shop in Karol Bagh, had suffered losses in his business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, he was suffering from depression, said his son-in-law, who identified the body.
The incident led to delay in services on the Blue Line of Delhi Metro, which connects Dwarka Sector 21 in Delhi and Noida City Centre, with a branch line at Yamuna Bank to Vaishali.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also took to Twitter to alert the commuters about the delay saying: “Blue Line Update: Delay in services between Dwarka Sector 21 and Noida Electronic City/Vaishali due to a passenger on track at Tilak Nagar. Normal service on all other lines”.
In July this year, a man had died by suicide after he jumped on the track the Udyog Bhavan metro station. Similar incidents were reported at Tilak Nagar metro station, Akshardham metro station and RK Ashram metro station earlier this year. Another man, in August, had tried to jump in front of a moving train at Moolchand station on the violet line, but did not end up suffering any serious injuries.