Accidents due to the gap between the train compartment and platform are quite common and often they are fatal. But thanks to an RPF constable’s prompt action, one man in Mumbai was saved from an accident as he kept trying to board a speeding train. The footage now going viral shows the passenger handing from the handrails of the door being dragged away a few meters at Panvel railway station. However, seeing the man in danger, the cop jumped into action without hesitation putting his own life at risk. The brave act was caught on CCTV camera installed at the station.
The small video shows the passenger struggling for a few minutes as the speed escalates, while another passerby tried to get hold of him. The constable, later identified as Vinod Shinde, plunged to save him.
शनिवार, दि.14 जुलाई को पनवेल स्टेशन पर एक यात्री,जो चलती ट्रेन पकड़ने के प्रयास में गिर गया,को आरपीएफ काॅन्स्टेबल विनोद शिंदे ने अपनी जान खतरे में डालकर सुरक्षित बचा लिया। यह घटना पनवेल स्टेशन के प्लेटफार्म पर लगे सीसीटीवी में स्पष्ट रूप से दर्ज हुई।@DKRPFINDIA @rpfcr @GM_CRly pic.twitter.com/E3udpZUyje
— Surresh Tripathi (@RailSamachar) July 15, 2018
Many on social media lauded the cop for his kind and brave gesture.
Hats off to the #RPFofficer
— Sachin Waghchoure (@1985sachinw) July 16, 2018
Hats off to the @ RPF personnel for the work of the humanity by sacrificing one’s own life ..
— NARO AKUM JAMIR (@naro_akum) July 16, 2018
Good Job RPF 👌
— bhak shala (@bhak_shala) July 16, 2018
We are saluting such dedicated staff .
— Shyam ubale (@Shyamubale5) July 16, 2018
Earlier this year another jawan had risked his life to save a girl at another Mumbai station earning praise from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.