Girls jumps from Metro station, dies

A 19-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping from Pragati Maidan Metro station platform onto the ground on Wednesday evening, police said.

Asha Sharma jumped from the Metro station at about 6:15 pm. A passerby saw her jumping and informed the Metro staff. Officials and some people rushed Asha to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Asha was a resident of Madangiri in south Delhi. Police identified her with a voter’s ID card, that they found in her purse. “No suicide note has been found. We are ascertaining the reason behind the extreme step,” said a senior police official.

An eyewitness told police that she climbed on the railing at the Metro station and then jumped down, police said. A police officer said it could not be an accidental case as she jumped on purpose and it was a clear case of suicide.

Police are looking at the footage of the CCTVs installed at the Metro station to trace the sequence of the incident. “We have informed the family members of the girl and started the investigation,” the official said.

The post-mortem of the victim will be conducted on Thursday, police said.

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