Japanese tourist stable after suicide attempt in Delhi

February 17th, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Japanese tourist who attempted suicide by jumping onto railway tracts from an overbridge in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic area here was stable Sunday, the police said. The Delhi police also identified the 27-year-old Japanese as Nashinn Sukeokno who had come to India Feb 13 on a tourist visa. His visa was valid till March 16.

The suicide attempt occurred around 4.15 p.m. Saturday when the man, reported to be inebriated, jumped onto the railway tracks from a height of nearly 20-25 feet. Police and fire service personnel tried to dissuade him but he gave them a slip.

He was admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital with grievous head injuries and multiple fractures.

Eyewitnesses said the man was sitting on the railing of the Chanakyapuri railway overbridge, holding onto a hoarding, for over an hour, before he jumped onto the tracks below.

The reason behind his suicide attempt was yet unclear as the man was not fit to give a statement, a police official said. Sukeokno is still unconscious though his condition is stable, the official said.

Four PCR vans and a fire brigade tender arrived at the spot one after another to rescue the man perched on the railing of the overbridge. The policemen in coordination with railway officials had halted the railway traffic at the point for nearly 20 minutes.

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