Alert motorman and RFP constable foil metro suicide bids

Kolkata: An alert Metro Railway motorman and a RPF constable today foiled suicide bids in two separate incidents here, Metro Railway sources said.

In one such incident at around 8.30 AM, a 42-year-old man tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a metro train at the down line of Shahid Kshudiram station and suffered leg injuries, Metro Railway officials said.

An alert motorman noticed it, applied the brakes and stopped the train, they said adding the man was rescued from the track later and was administered first aid by a Metro Railway doctor.

Normal metro services which were affected for 20 minutes, resumed at around 8.46 AM, the officials said. Metro Railway sources said another suicide attempt was thwarted today by a RPF personnel when a 25-year-old youth jumped on the down line of Maidan station at around 9.25 AM.

Seeing this a RPF constable came down in the tunnel and drew attention of the motorman of an approaching train, risking his life.
The motorman stopped the train and the youth was rescued from the tracks with forehead injuries. He was also administered first aid by the Metro Railway's doctor and subsequently sent to the state-run SSKM Hospital for further treatment. Metro services were affected for ten mintues due to the incident, the officials added.

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