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Suicide hits Metro service

Metro services were disrupted for an hour on Monday morning after a 34-year-old man committed suicide by jumping in front of a New Garia-bound train at Shyambazar station.

Officials said the youth jumped on the tracks at 10.13am. A truncated service was available between New Garia and Girish Park stations till normality resumed at 11.09am.

The disruption triggered chaos along the Bhupen Bose Avenue-Jatindra Mohan Avenue stretch as commuters who usually travel by Metro were seen struggling to hop on to crowded buses or haggling with taxi drivers who refused to travel short distances.

ďI reached office an hour behind schedule on Monday. The buses were too crowded and the taxis refused to ply such a short distance to Central. After a long wait, a taxi driver finally agreed to go but I could not reach office before 11.30am,Ē said Rupsa Guha Neogi of Bonhooghly, who had to get down at Shyambazar station.

Many others like her were seen waiting for transport in front of Belgachhia, Sovabazar-Sutanuti and Shyambazar Metro stations.

ďThe body of the youth was badly damaged. It was removed after a team from Shyampukur police station turned up,Ē said Protyush Ghosh, deputy general manager (general), Metro Railway.

The police later identified the youth as Arijit Nandi, a resident of Baranagar.