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Barasat: A youth was found hanging in a local train in North 24-Parganas district today morning.

As soon as a Sealdah-Duttapukur local train moved into Barasat railway station early this morning, people waiting to board the train found a youth hanging from the handrail of a compartment that was empty.

They at once alerted the train staff, who in turn informed the Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel at Barasat station.

Cops came and found that the youth had a handkerchief tied around his neck and the body hanging from the handrail that is provided for towards the upper portion of the compartment for standing commuters to get support.

The body was retrieved and sent to Barasat District Hospital for post-mortem. Police are yet to ascertain the youth’s identity and whether he has committed suicide and has been murdered.