Woman jumps before metro train, survivesJanuary 27th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A 43-year-old woman Tuesday jumped before a metro train here, but escaped with just a sprained foot as the train’s driver applied the brakes in the nick of time, a Delhi Metro official said. The woman, a resident of Katra Leshwan in Chandni Chowk identified as Ram Janki, allegedly jumped on to the tracks from platform number two of the Chandni Chowk metro station just as the train was approaching the platform at 10.20 a.m.
Delhi Metro spokesman Anuj Dayal said the operator of the train immediately applied the emergency brakes and stopped the train. The woman, a mother of three sons, escaped with just a sprained foot.
Her husband Rakesh Kumar, who works for a clothes shop in the locality, told the police that Janki was suffering from depression.
“She is believed to be in depression, according to her husband who arrived at the station. She has been handed over to the police,” Dayal said.
After the incident, the metro rail services on the route between Central Secretariat and Vishwavidyalaya (Delhi University) was suspended for half an hour before it resumed at 10.50 a.m.