A Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer on Friday saved a 55-year-old woman from becoming another train victim at Nalasopara station in Mumbai. In order to board the train in hurry, she lost control and slipped.
PSI Gopal Krushna Rao saw Lata Maheshwari was being dragged and without giving it a second thought, he ran towards her and managed to save her. The woman’s leg had come between the train and platform but he pulled her back right on time and avoided a mishap.
Rao was having a discussion with his team at the station when the incident took place around 9:30 pm.
Rao explained the entire incident and said, "I was with my team when I heard a woman shouting. When I looked up, I saw a woman running along with the train and people urging her to let go of the rod. I ran towards her and pulled her away from the train."
The woman, who is a resident of Jaipur, had come to visit her daughter Priti Lath. She sustained minor injuries. When she along with her daughter arrived at the station, they saw the train departing from the station.
"While Priti managed to get onto the train, when Lata tried to get in, the train had started moving. Lata fell and was dragged along with the train," a police officer said.
Her daughter also issued a statement and said "I tried to pull my mother into the train, but could not as the train was moving. We are grateful to the police officer who helped her."