A man in his 30s, accused of groping a woman on a train, was seriously injured on Wednesday after he tried to escape from station staff by jumping off the platform onto the tracks where he was hit by a train at Shimbashi Station in Tokyo.
According to police and JR staff, the man allegedly groped a woman in her 20s inside a train on the JR Tokaido line just before 9 a.m. Fuji TV reported that when the train arrived at Shimbashi, the woman called out to station staff who detained the man on the platform. While they were waiting for police to arrive, the man broke free and jumped onto the tracks but was hit by another train on the Tokaido line.
Train services were suspended for about 30 minutes, affecting around 23,000 commuters, JR said.
The man was taken to hospital with severe injuries but his condition is not life-threatening and he is conscious, police said, adding they will wait until he recovers before questioning him.© Japan Today