In Aurangabad, Maharashtra, 17 cases of suicide have been reported this year on the railway route.

Aurangabad, Jun 9 (PTI) In the first five months of this year, 17 cases of suicide have been reported in the 140-km stretch of South Central Railway under the Aurangabad office of Railway Police Force (RPF) in Maharashtra.

At the same time, 19 such cases of suicide were reported in the whole year in 2020. An RPF official gave this information on Wednesday. This rail section is situated between Ankai in Nashik district and Badnapur in Jalna.

Arvind Sharma, Inspector of RPF in Aurangabad district, told PTI, “A total of 35 people died on this railway route between January and December 2020, out of which 19 were suicides while the remaining 16 people died in Karmad. There was an accident nearby.”

It is worth noting that 16 migrant workers sleeping on railway tracks were crushed by a goods train at Karmad in Aurangabad district while returning to Madhya Pradesh in May last year during the lockdown due to Corona virus. All 16 workers were killed in this accident.

RPF Inspector Arvind Sharma said, “In the first five months of 2021, a total of 17 cases of suicide have been reported on this railway route while three people were injured.” Railway security officials counseled eight such people and sent them back home, who had come with the intention of committing suicide.

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