Indian denied return home jumps under Dubai train: Report
Published on Dec 6, 2012 4:46 PM
DUBAI (AFP) - An Indian man committed suicide in Dubai by throwing himself under a train after his employer refused him the right to return home, newspapers in the Gulf emirate reported on Thursday.
A driverless Dubai Metro train struck the man on an elevated track on Monday, the Gulf News daily said. "His body was left beyond recognition and police took two days to identify him," it reported.
The 36-year-old had "used an emergency fire exit to access the track", the paper quoted Dubai deputy police chief General Khamis al-Mazeina as saying, adding he was thought to have been under the influence of alcohol.
A friend of the victim who had been in Dubai since 2010 told police the man "was depressed and unhappy because he wanted to go back home but the sponsor, for no clear reasons, was not letting him go," said Gen Mazeina.
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