Woman slips while boarding train in Mumbai, rescued by RPF cop in nick of time
Had the RPF officer not pulled her out in time, she could have fallen in the gap between the platform and the train.Updated: Sep 09, 2017 19:01 IST
A Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer rescued a 50-year-old woman in the nick of time after she slipped while catching a Churchgate-bound local train from Nallasopara on Friday night.
The woman was boarding the ladies coach when she slipped. She started getting dragged along as the train moved, but the alert cop managed to pull her to the platform and save her life.
Lata Maheshwari, a Borivali resident, had come to visit a relative with her daughter at Nallasopara, and was leaving for Borivali. At 9.15pm, a Churchgate local arrived on platform 2 at Nallasopara station, and Maheshwari tried to board the ladies’ coach. As she tired to grab onto the bar in the train, she slipped and fell. She started getting dragged along as the train moved, but the RPF officer, PSI Gopal Krishna Rai, managed to pull her to the platform and save her life.
“I was assigned to probe the incident that occurred on Thursday, where a 19-year-old girl was thrown off a Churchgate local by a mugger, when I saw the woman slipping. I immediately rushed to her aid and pulled her to the platform,” said Rai.
“The incident could have turned fatal as Maheshwari was holding on to the bar of the coach when she slipped,so half her body was inside the coach while her lower half was on the platform, dragging along with the train.She could have fallen between the gap of the train and the platform had I not pulled her out in time,” he added.
Virar RPF incharge, S S Yadav, said he has asked his senior a certificate of appreciation be issued to Rai along with a cash reward for his brave effort.
First Published: Sep 09, 2017 19:01 IST