Man jumps in front of train after friend’s death, dies

Hyderabad: Hours after his friend died in a road mishap, a 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train in Borabanda area here, authorities said.

Ramesh, working at a hospital, was riding a motorcycle and his friend G Hari Krishna (28) around midnight. They were going to Sanath Nagar from Kukatpally when the bike hit a road-divider, Kukatpally Police Station Inspector K Purushotam said.

“Hari, a software engineer, died on the spot due to head injuries, while Ramesh escaped from the spot. After the mishap some of Hari’s relatives asked him about the incident.

However, Ramesh got afraid and went towards Borabanda,” he said.

The Government Railway Police (GRP), based on its preliminary investigation, said Ramesh was hit by a train while he was crossing the track at Borabanda.

Media reports claimed Ramesh committed suicide as he was shocked over the death of his friend after their bike was hit by a lorry. However, Kukatpally police said as per the initial probe, the bike seemed to have first hit the road-divider.

Kukatpally Police and Hyderabad GRP booked separate cases and investigation probe is on.