A six-year boy who got separated from his parents while alighting from a metro in Kolkata was safely rescued by the railway security personnel three stations away, the official said.
“The boy and his parents were getting down at Central Metro station when he (boy) got separated and carried over in the train,” Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said.
Soon after the incident, the parents informed the station master and the security control alerted officials at stations ahead about the missing boy.
“An on-duty Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff member rescued the boy at Maidan station, which is three stations away from Central, and brought him to the station master’s office,” Banerjee said.
“Father of rescued boy expressed high gratitude and thanks to RPF & M.Rly, Kolkata,” Metro Railway Kolkata tweeted.
@metrorailwaykol @ErRpf On 20.11.18 at Maidan Metro Stn, RPF rescued a child (who was detached from his parents at Central Metro Stn) and reunited with his father by taken special initiation. Father of rescued boy expressed high gratitude and thanks to RPF & M.Rly,Kolkata. pic.twitter.com/4GwFxHTYzm— RPF MetroRly Kolkata (@rpfermrk) November 21, 2018
After thorough verification and official documentation, the child was handed over to his parents, said Banerjee.
(With PTI inputs)