Alert RPF sub-inspector saves elderly from being crushed under moving train
New Delhi: A heart-stopping moment was captured on CCTV where a 65-year-old senior citizen slipped while boarding a moving train in Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. But the presence of mind shown by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) sub-inspector saved the life of the passenger.
According to RPF statement, on Monday, RPF (NZM) saved the life of an elderly passenger when he fell down and was about to slip in between the gap of platform number 4 and the moving train while boarding coach with heavy luggage.
"On duty sub-inspector (RPF) K P Singh proactively noticed it and swiftly pulled him out to save the life of the senior citizen," RPF said.
According to KP Singh, he noticed that the senior citizen was trying to board the moving train with heavy luggage in both hands.
"I thought that passenger might slip then I started running towards him. Meanwhile, he slipped between platform and moving train," said Singh adding that he reached at the right time and pulled the passenger out before any untoward incident could takes place.
"The senior citizen was alright and later, boarded the train safely," added Singh.
Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (Coordination) Dr AN Jha said, "RPF sub inspector K P Singh has done commendable humanitarian work by saving the life of a senior citizen. Railway administration has appreciated his devoted, brave & service above self, he will be awarded."
He further said, "I appeal to the passengers not to board or deboard running trains. Honour railway protocol and save your life."