Rajasthan: With No Hope of Getting Jobs, Four Youths Jump in Front of Moving Train in Alwar
Of the four, three died on the spot while the fourth is battling for his life.
Four youths, including one minor, jumped in front of a train near a Food Corporation of India (FCI) godown, in Alwar, Rajasthan on Tuesday, November 20. Of the four, three died on the spot and one is in a serious condition and is being treated at a Jaipur hospital.
Reportedly, 24-year-old Manoj Meena, 22-year-old Satyanarayan alias Dutty Meena, 17-year-old Rituraj alias Rishi Meena and 22-year-old Abhishek Meena, with two other friends—Rahul Meena and Santosh— were sitting beside the train track when the incident occurred. Satyanarayan, Rituraj and Manoj lost their lives on the spot, while Abhishek is battling for his life.
As per Rahul’s account narrated to the police and reported by Patrika, Satyanarayan had called him at around 6:30 pm near the FCI godown. Rahul said that Satyanarayan told him, “We are all going to die, if you also want to die, please tell…we are not getting a job and we cannot work in the fields, so what are we going to do by living?”
Rahul reportedly tried but Satyanarayan could not be persuaded otherwise, and the four even spoke to their families before stepping in front of an incoming Jaipur-Chandigarh train.
Of the four, while Satyanarayan and Manoj were graduates living on rent in the city and preparing for competitive exams, Rituraj was a first-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) student in a nearby college. Abhishek, meanwhile, was preparing for the railway exams.
A police official said, “They told him that they were going to commit suicide because they were depressed and unemployment was the main reason. However, the matter is being probed to ascertain more details.”
(With PTI inputs)