"His family said he was very attached to his son"
A police investigation is underway after an Indian man died after being run over by a train.
The incident happened in Vadodara, Gujarat, on February 27, 2021.
The Vadodara Railway Police have identified the man as Hanif Pathan, who was in his late 50s.
A diary found in his possession helped police identify him and following a preliminary investigation, Hanif was depressed after the death of his son and may have taken his own life.
According to officers, Hanif’s son passed away following a short battle with cancer in 2020.
In a statement, police said:
“We traced his house based on the diary we found on his person.
“His family said he was very attached to his son and was under severe depression since the latter passed away last year.
“On Saturday, he had left home without informing anyone and possibly lay on the tracks.
“We are awaiting the report of the motorman of the express train that ran over him.”
Meanwhile, the Indian man’s body has been sent for a post-mortem and a further investigation is underway.
A case of accidental death has been registered by police.
Suicide is a tragedy, however, it is not uncommon in India.
According to the 2019 NCRB Suicide Records, nearly 100,000 men take their own lives every year in India, with the main reason being domestic and family issues.
In January 2021, an Indian man who worked at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) committed suicide after a row with his wife.
Anuj Tripathi worked in the biochemistry department at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Trombay, Mumbai.
It was reported that he used a towel to hang himself from the ceiling fan.
Police registered a case of accidental death and said that the incident took place at Anu Shakti Nagar, a residential complex meant for BARC employees.
Senior Inspector Siddeshwar Gove said that the 37-year-old had a row with his wife Saroj on January 28, 2021, at around 9:30 am over the feeding of their children.
He stated that no suicide note has been found.
Police believed that the argument was the reason for his suicide due to it taking place shortly after the row.
Officers have said that at around 10:50 am, the Indian scientist hanged himself from the ceiling fan using a towel.
Anuj was rushed to the BARC hospital with the help of his neighbours, however, he was pronounced dead before admission.