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Suicide bid by youth at Bengaluru metro station

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

A 25-year-old man attempted to commit suicide by jumping on to the rail tracks in front of a moving metro train in Bengaluru, the metro operator said on Friday.

"The passenger fell in front of the metro train at Metro Station (in the city centre) at 11.21 a.m, when the train was immediately stopped applying emergency brakes," the (BMRCL) said in a statement.

The man, identified as Venugopal, was rescued and shifted to the of Mental Health and and Neurosciences.

"The passenger had fallen between the rails because of which he survived. He is recovering and is in stable condition," the statement said.

The metro service was halted for about 40 minutes from 11.21 a.m to 12.08 p.m.

rushed to the hospital to inquire about the youth's condition and interacted with him.A

"was informed that Venugopal had failed in one subject of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations and his mother insisted on clearing the paper," a statement from later said.

The advised schools, colleges and parents to create a stress-free environment for students.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:22 IST
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