Army officer jumps to death before train at Pune station

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Pune, Apr 18 (PTI) A 58-year-old Brigadier-rank Army officer allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train at the Pune railway station on Sunday, railway police said.

The deceased, a male officer, was currently serving at the city-based Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), they said.

'The victim came to the railway station with his driver. Leaving the driver outside, he went to platform number 3 and jumped before the Udyan Express around 12.15 pm and died,' Superintendent of Police (GRP), Sadanand Wayse-Patil, said.

No suicide note was recovered from him, he said.

'As per the CCTV footage, the Army officer was seen lingering on platform 3 and even tried to jump before the Chennai Express, but could not succeed,' he said.

A spokesperson of the Army's Southern Command issued a brief statement, which said that the information about the death of an Army person at the Pune railway station was reported by the railway police to the defence authorities.

'The body of the deceased has been identified to be that of a serving officer of the AFMC. Further details are being ascertained,' the statement said. PTI SPK NP NP