Indian worker kills self in first Dubai Metro suicide case



DUBAI: A 36-year-old Indian in an inebriated state committed suicide in Dubai Metro, in a first such case, throwing himself under a train after being refused by his employer from returning home.

“On Monday the Indian worker, who has been identified as HUM committed suicide on the track,” said major general Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, deputy chief of Dubai police. “The speeding metro struck the man while he was lying on the track.”

Mazeina said H U M was working in Dubai since 2010 and had asked his company to cancel his residency visa and send him back home. The suicide took place on Monday, the first death in the railways’ three years of operation.

“H U M had complained to the ministry of labour to make his company cancel his visa. The company did cancel his visa but we are investigating why the company delayed sending H U M back home,” Mazeina said. More info