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RPF officer saves life of man who fell into gap

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Sep 7, 2018, 2:08 am IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2018, 2:08 am IST

The passenger has been identified as one Ramesh Kale.

Grab of the CCTV footage from Karjat station.
 Grab of the CCTV footage from Karjat station.

Mumbai: A RPF (Railway Protection Force) constable saved the life of a passenger who fell into the gap between the platform and the footboard of the Deccan Express at Karjat station Thursday morning.

The passenger has been identified as one Ramesh Kale.

A alert RPF constable Banwari Lal removed Kale from the gap no sooner he had fallen into it.

According to the Karjat RPF, Kale was in shock for a few minutes even after being saved.

Senior inspector of RPF Karjat station, B.N. Singh said that Kale had boarded a train from CSMT headed to Pune.

He tried to get down from the moving train at Karjat station to buy vada-paav only to fall into the gap between the footboard of the train and the platform.

“Our alert RPF jawan Banwari Lal, who was posted at platform number 1, saw Kale getting down from the moving train. Even as Lal saw Kale falling into the gap between the footboard and the platform, he rushed to remove him. Another constable, Jitendra Singh, too, rushed to help Kale. Both constables removed Kale from the gap and in the
meantime, the train stopped. If the jawans had not been alert, a tragedy would have unfolded,” said Mr Singh.

The RPF counselled Kale not to get down from any moving train and later, he was asked to board a train headed to Pune.

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