A 50-year-old head constable with Delhi Police allegedly tried to commit suicide at Qutub Minar Metro station on Sunday morning, but was saved as the train driver applied the brakes on time.
While no suicide note was recovered from him, police suspect he took the extreme step due to family issues.
The suicide attempt resulted in injuries to his two legs, head and hips and was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre. His condition is said to be serious.
A police officer associated with the probe told Deccan Herald that a case has been registered against him.
The policeman, identified as Dayanand, was posted with the Chanakyapuri Metro Station for some years now, but was on leave for the past six months, citing some family issues.
Having joined the Delhi Police in 1976, he was also undergoing treatment for depression over the past few months.
The incident took place at about 7:15 am on Sunday. Though Dayanand had jumped on the tracks, the Metro train driver had applied the brakes in time after suspecting something wrong on seeing him at the edge of the platform.
“Though he suffered serious injuries in the accident, he was conscious all the time,” said the officer.
Some CISF personnel at the station pulled him up from the tracks and rushed him to hospital.
“His family has told us that he went out of his house on Sunday morning without informing them,” said the officer.
The family is currently being questioned about the possible causes for him resorting to suicide. However, the exact cause would be known only from him.
Police are waiting for his condition to improve before they can record his statement.
Dayanand has been living with his family in Malviya Nagar for over five years now.
His two sons run a coaching centre while the third was in a private company.