Failed asylum seeker wrenches a five-year-old boy from his mother’s arms before jumping under a train with him in Germany

A failed asylum seeker wrenched the five-year-old son of a stranger from his mother’s arms before leaping with him beneath the wheels of an oncoming train.

The Indian man lay between the rails at Wuppertal train station in western Germany clutching the child as the train rolled over them.

The man arrived in the country in March 2010 and was due to be deported to his homeland next month.

Local media speculated he may have been trying to injure himself to prevent deportation, but there was no explanation for taking the child with him.

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