In a shocking incident, a man who had slipped under the train while trying to board a moving train at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai's Kurla, was saved in nick of time thanks to the quick-thinking of the constable of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on duty.
The incident was caught on camera. Taking to Twitter, Central Railway uploaded the video and wrote, "A passenger lost his balance and slipped while boarding the moving train when RPF constable Milind Pathare immediately pulled the passenger and saved him." The Central Railway also appealed to passengers to not board the moving train.
Yesterday, a Central Railway motorman managed to halt his train in time and save the life of a 79-year-old man who attempted suicide by jumping onto the tracks in Vitthalwadi station in Thane district, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on Friday, said Inspector Shardul Walmiki of Kalyan railway police station.
"The elderly Kalyan resident jumped onto the tracks to commit suicide as a suburban train was approaching. The motorman managed to stop the train in time by applying emergency brakes. The man was sent home with his son," he said.
A video of the incident went viral on social media.
(With inputs from PTI)