Pickpocket jumps on Delhi Metro track, injured

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A pickpocket was injured when he was hit by a train after he jumped on to the Delhi Metro track while fleeing after snatching the purse of a woman passenger on Tuesday evening, police said.

The incident was reported around 5.45 p.m. from Rajiv Chowk station in Connaught Place.

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official told IANS that the pickpocket jumped on to the track after snatching the purse from passenger Ritu Kumar, a resident of Tagore Garden.

The driver of an incoming train slammed on the brakes, but the train hit the pickpocket.

The pickpocket, whose identity was not revealed, received injuries on his head but his condition is said to be out of danger.

Train services were affected for a while. Delhi Metro’s chief spokesperson Anuj Dayal told IANS that services resumed by 6.02 p.m.

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