Mentally unstable man climbs atop bridge at Malad station, disrupts WR services

Mentally unstable man climbs atop bridge at Malad station, disrupts WR services
When the 25-yr-old refused to come down, the power supply of overhead wires was cut and officials from the fire brigade and RPF brought him down forcefully

Services on the Western line were disrupted for a few minutes on Sunday morning after a mentally unstable man climbed atop a partially dismantled foot-over-bridge at Malad station and refused to come down.

According to reports, the man climbed the structure at around 9:05 am, following which railway officials alerted the Mumbai Fire Brigade.

While the fire brigade was en route, railway officials tried convincing the man to get down. However, he refused to budge and remained perched on the bridge railings.

When talks failed, the power to Churchgate and Virar-bound slow lines was cut off between Goregaon and Kandivli stations and the miscreant was forcefully brought down with the help of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Maharashtra Security Force (MSF).

The man was brought down around 10:11 am and services resumed around 10:14 am, when the power to the lines was restored. At least three trains were delayed during the disruption.

The man, later identified as Akaan Baneshvar Boro (25), had climbed the FOB in an intoxicated state. The Assam resident was taken to Borivali railway police station after the incident.

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