New Delhi, Jul 20: A 23-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding metro train in the national capital on Friday. The incident occurred around 1:56 pm at the Jangpura station, affected services on the Violet Line briefly in the afternoon hours. Also Read - Lockdown: ‘People Without Ration Card Will Also be Given Ration by Delhi Govt,’ Says Kejriwal

“A man allegedly jumped in front of an approaching train at Jangpura on Line-6 heading towards Badarpur around 1.56 p.m… (the body) being taken out from the train’s underframe. So, there will be a little delay on this section till the track is cleared,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corp said in a statement. Also Read - ‘Students From Nursery to Class 8 Will be Promoted to Next Class Directly,’ Says Sisodia

The deceased was later identified as Mayur Sharma, aged 23, who jumped on the tracks at the Jangpura station, disrupting services on the Central Secretariat-Faridabad section.  Sharma, a resident of Sadiq Nagar in south Delhi, died before he could be given any medical help, a senior police official said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Yogi Urges Kejriwal to Help UP Residents in Capital, Assures Aid to Those From Delhi in His State

“He was preparing for competitive examinations. His father is a coast guard,” he added.

The Violet Line connects the Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

(With agency inputs)