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Student jumps before train after mother scolds him

Chided by his mother for going late to school, a 10th standard student allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train here Friday, police said. The 18-year-old student was saved in the nick of time as the alert train driver Madivalappa applied sudden brake and he escaped getting run over, police said. However, as a result of the fall on the track, he sustained head injuries, they said. He is being treated at the National Institute of Mental Health Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). The student s parents run a tailoring shop here, police said. On learning about the incident, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy visited the injured student. He told reporters that it was sad that some people take the extreme step over petty issues and advised against taking such drastic decisions.

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