A Mumbai police constable has won praise online after he saved a 60-year-old man from being run over by a local train while he was crossing the tracks. In a video, which has now gone viral on social media, the old man can be seen trying to reach a platform by crossing the tracks at Dahisar station in Mumbai.
However, his shoe gets stuck on the tracks, forcing him to go back in the other direction. Sensing the impending danger, police constable SB Nikam warns the man of an approaching train and pulls him to the platform in the nick of time. The police constable is then seen slapping the man after the incident.
Watch the video here:
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
The video has been widely circulated online, with many praising the police constable for his bravery and timely intervention. However, some also called out the sexagenarian for crossing the railway tracks.
— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) January 2, 2021
Here is how netizens reacted:
The person could have stayed on the other side..
— Mitesh Jain (@MK7786) January 2, 2021
He wasn’t stuck… He was showcasing his stupidity on tracks..
— CS 🇮🇳 (@Circlesnsquares) January 2, 2021
60yr old man who got stuck at track : Are hum thik hai.
Le police constable after pulling him up on platform : pic.twitter.com/IObsKNNF0i
— اسم سيف (@pricelesslazy) January 2, 2021
Utter stupidity of this man , when he could see train coming why he crossed it
— Keep Smiling (@upma23) January 2, 2021
Constable should have asked that old man to stay towards barricade rather than crossing over.
Motor man slowed down instantly hence this man was saved or else it would have been om shanti for the old guy.
— Vinod Palan (@vinodpalan2) January 2, 2021
“pahle main apni chappal pahnunga maut ko bolo thoda wait kare”
— Sachin Sharma (@SachinShenki) January 2, 2021
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