Man jumps from metro station window after toilet antic

Man jumps from metro station window after toilet antic

The spot at the Dasarahalli metro station where a person fell down on Tuesday. DH PHOTO/B H SHIVAKUMAR

A 27-year-old alcoholic man jumped from the first floor of the Dasarahalli metro station shortly after guards questioned him for causing a ruckus in the washroom on Tuesday, police and the BMRCL said. 

Sandeep Pillai, from Kollam, Kerala, plunged 25 feet below, sustaining multiple injuries on the head and the shoulder. But he is out of danger, doctors treating him said. 

Pillai took the metro from Majestic to Dasarahalli around 3.30 pm and went straight to the washroom. He was drunk and was carrying some solvents. He soon into an argument with a fellow commuter in the washroom. 

Hearing the commotion, a security guard came in and scolded him. Pillai panicked, ran into the housekeeping room and jumped from the window, landing on the ground. 

It was alleged that he was lying in a pool of blood for half an hour. Instead of taking him to a hospital, people, including the metro staff, were making videos. It was only after a patrol car arrived at the spot and police called the ambulance that Pillai was taken to Sapthagiri Hospital. 

Pillai arrived from Kollam just one-and-a-half-months ago and was living with his parents in Dasarahalli. He was jobless and addicted to drugs. He would often wander aimlessly in the city. 

In a statement, the BMRCL stated that a male passenger had complained to the guard about Pillai misbehaving in the washroom. But a BMRCL official said the complainant left immediately.