Relatives of Dubai Metro suicide victim 'in shock'

This is a picture of the man who committed suicide by jumping in front of a Dubai Metro train last week.
 
The 36-year-old, identified as Harish Pujari Mahabla, had been working for Ginny’s Plus Trading as a cashier and delivery person for two years before he died last Monday.
 
The deceased’s uncle, Nagesh Bangera, met Mahabla just two weeks before the incident and told 7DAYS he was shocked by the news. “We could not have imagined such a thing,” he said.
 
Bangera, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi, said his nephew was fine the last time they met. “His family is well and things were fine at home,” he said. “There was no tension or issues. We don’t know why he did it.”
 
The relative also revealed that Mahabla was planning to get married in April. Mahabla’s co-workers saw him three days before the incident at the company’s staff party.
 
“He seemed fine,” said Ginny Sahni, chief executive of the Ginnys group. “He was dancing, laughing. We were all surprised and shocked by the news. He was one of our best employees and an excellent guy.” Sahni added: “We reported he was missing to Dubai Police after he didn’t come to work on Monday when the store resumed work after national day.” Last week, General Khamis Al Muzaina, deputy director of Dubai Police, said they received a call at 6.30am last Monday from the Roads and Transport Authority about the discovery of a body on the track.

Dubai Police revealed the Indian man was drunk as he scaled a security fence on the line near JLT station and was struck by one of the driverless trains.


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