Father of radio presenter killed by train slams suicide verdict

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The father of a former BBC journalist who died after being hit by a train has criticised a coroner for ruling her death as a suicide.

Mother-of-two Kelly Jobanputra, 40, from Swindon, Wiltshire, left her home to go shopping on April 26 but died after stepping on to a railway line into the path of an oncoming train, an inquest heard.

The hearing concluded that Mrs Jobanputra, who spent 15 years presenting on local BBC radio stations before heading to London to work for Radio 6 Music, had taken her life – which her family say ignores their views about her actions being a cry for help.