On Camera: Pregnant Woman Slips While Trying To Deboard Moving Train Near Mumbai, Alert RPF Cop Saves Life
21-year-old Vandana, travelling with her husband Chandresh and their child, were supposed to board a train to Gorakhpur from Kalyan. However, they boarded a different train. By the time they realised this, the train had already begun moving.
Mumbai: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable at a railway station near Mumbai saved a pregnant woman from falling into the gap between the train and the platform on Monday, CCTV footage showed. The incident took place when the woman, in an attempt to deboard a moving train at the Kalyan Railway Station, fell and almost slipped into the gap.
The incident occurred on platform number 4 of Kalyan station on Monday morning and was captured on the CCTV camera.
21-year-old Vandana, travelling with her husband Chandresh and their child, were supposed to board a train to Gorakhpur from Kalyan. However, they boarded a different train. By the time they realised this, the train had already begun moving. As Vandana, who is eight months pregnant, attempts to get off the train, she stumbles, unable to balance herself. Right then, Railway Protection Force Constable SR Khandekar jumps in to save her.
Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Central Railway in Mumbai, tweeted the CCTV footage and appealed to passengers to not board or deboard a running train.
"Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff SR Khandekar saved the life of a pregnant woman who had slipped while attempting to de-board a moving train at Kalyan railway station today. Railway appeals to passengers not to board or de-board a running train," Sutar tweeted.
While authorities appreciated Khandekar's efforts, other passengers nearby pacified the woman, who was terrified after the incident.
Published Date:October 19, 2021 7:30 AM IST
Updated Date:October 19, 2021 8:59 AM IST