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Kolkata: A teenage girl, studying in a private English medium school in the city, today committed suicide by jumping before a Metro train this evening.

The incident took place at Tollygunge Metro station around 7.49 pm. The girl has been identified as Shaoni Saha, a resident of Regent Park area off Tollygunge.

Footage of the CCTV camera installed at the Metro station shows that the teenage girl, wearing a trouser and T-shirt, waited at the far end of the down platform for a train a come. As a New Garia-bound train approached, she jumped in front of at just as the train moved into the platform.

She was crushed under the engine of the air-conditioned train. The strategy adopted by the girl indicates that she was determined to commit suicide and hence chose the spot and timing to ensure maximum impact.

The girl was taken to the MR Bangur Hospital at Bangur in a critically injured state where doctors declared her dead on arrival. The incident disrupted Metro train services for about half-an-hour.