New Delhi: A 76-year-old man jumped before a moving Delhi Metro train on Monday (August 5) and got run over, officials said.

According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials, the incident took place early morning at Welcome Metro Station on the Red Line and led to disruption of services for about an hour.

The deceased has been identified as Khairati Lal, a resident of Panchsheel Garden in east Delhi's Naveen Shahdrah, police said.

The relatives of the man said that he was undergoing treatment for depression, a senior police officer said.

A suicide note was recovered from his home in which he said that nobody should be held responsible for his death, the officer added.

"Today (Monday), a PCR call was received at 7.13 am that a person had jumped on the tracks at Welcome Station. On reaching the spot, the man wearing black pants and a white shirt was found crushed under a train at platform number 2," an officer said.

After analysing the CCTV footage, the police said that the man jumped before the oncoming train which was going towards Dilshad Garden at about 6.35 am.