Mangaluru: In a harrowing incident, four personnel from the Mulky police station in Mangaluru narrowly escaped a grave tragedy while conducting a spot inspection. The inspection was related to a tragic suicide case where a young man took his life by coming under a train. As the officers were at the railway overbridge of Kubevoor, an unexpected and oncoming train forced them to leap to safety in the nick of time, leaving them with minor injuries. This article delves into the details of the suicide case and the near-fatal incident that occurred during the investigation.
The Tragic Suicide Case:
Vishlesh, a 26-year-old, and the son of Kumar, a staff member at the Mulky railway station, tragically ended his life by coming under a train. The incident took place at the railway overbridge of Kubevoor around 8:30 pm. Vishlesh had recently completed his engineering degree in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and was undergoing training at NITK Suratkal. Reports suggest that unemployment may have been the primary cause for his extreme step.
Spot Inspection Turned Nightmare:
Four officers from the Mulky police station, including ASI Sanjeeva, Chandrashekar, Shankar, and Basavaraj, arrived at the scene to conduct a spot inspection related to the suicide. However, the railway overbridge at Kubevoor is narrow and difficult to access, which further added to the complexity of the investigation.
Close Call with Oncoming Train:
As the officers were inspecting the scene, an unexpected train suddenly approached the railway tracks. The oncoming train posed a grave threat to the officers, who were taken by surprise. In a remarkable display of quick thinking and agility, all four officers managed to jump to safety just in the nick of time, narrowly evading the oncoming train.
Minor Injuries and Escaping Tragedy:
While the officers did manage to escape the devastating consequences of the oncoming train, they sustained minor injuries during their leap to safety. The incident serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges and dangers that law enforcement personnel may face during their duties, even when conducting routine investigations.
The suicide case in Mangaluru has brought with it a shocking turn of events. As officers arrived at the scene to conduct a spot inspection, a close encounter with an oncoming train unfolded, leaving them with minor injuries but ultimately sparing them from a far graver tragedy. This incident underscores the unpredictable nature of law enforcement duties and the inherent risks faced by personnel in the line of duty.