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#159: "I saw him committing suicide..."
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Feb 24, 2022 | (TW: Suicide)
I was on my way to see a friend after a year. I boarded metro and we were supposed to have lunch at Nehru Place.
I was in last coach and suddenly driver pulled breaks as train stood half on the platform and half on the track.
Why? Read this story!
It was a sunny afternoon and a slow day away from the hustle of the #UPSC Prep. I was excited to see this friend of mine. I was thinking of last I met her and what we'd talk about when metro announcement said
"All passengers are requested to walk to the first coach to get down from the train"
It was new! No one knew what just happened. Thanks to internet induced behavior, first thing that came to my mind was to pull out camera to record it.
I have a video too but won't want to share it. Why? You'd know by the end
We all walked out imagining worst case scenarios of terror attack or disassembled track; security asked us to get down from the platform.
I ran to other side to observe what happened. What I saw next left me nauseated. CISF was guarding the track as health workers pulled out torn intestines of a young man.
It was a suicide. A young man had received some govt exam result and I do not need to tell you his result.
Panic and prayers were everywhere.
As I read news of Kota suicides, I am reminded of this day. Away from administrative controversy, something is surely broken in our competitive exam space.
As I write this, I am reminded of what DMRC tweeted. It is a tough job to announce something like that! However, it is important to read what they said!
Suicides are 'gumnaam maut'. If you are a young Indian, know that ours is a country offering most of the opportunities at this point in time.
Trust your Bal, Buddhi and Vidya. You will make best for your life. Face your fear and if you need help, go to a professional. It is easy!
Parents will listen to you, they are your parents. Trust them.
And for the society, they don't matter. Live your life, your way; with your family.
(A fellow aspirant)