In yet another suicide incident at Delhi metro stations, a young woman killed herself by allegedly jumping on to the track before a speeding metro rail on Monday morning.

The deceased is identified as 23-year-old Karishma, who is a resident of South Anarkali area. Police said she was carrying a letter that said "love you" at the time of the incident.

The incident occurred at East Delhi's Preet Vihar metro station at around 8:00 am, NDTV reported. The case is being further investigated by Delhi police.

It seems with the rising rate of such incidents in the capital, metro stations have apparently become hot spots for people with suicidal tendencies.

According to an earlier report by Deccan Herald, at least eight incidents of suicide at metro stations were reported within four months till May this year. The rate of such incidents has increased several folds in the national capital.

Last week on Aug 15, a 60-year-old man jumped on to the tracks of the Tilak Nagar metro station in a failed suicide attempt.

The elderly man, identified as Gurneet Singh Lamba, was saved as the driver of the metro rail applied the emergency brakes on time.

He suffered several critical injuries as his hand was crushed under the wheels of the train and might have to be surgically removed.

Several such incidents of suicide have occurred at Kirti Nagar, Malviya Nagar, MG Road, Chandni Chowk and Sultanpur metro stations this year.