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RPF constable saves woman from death under train

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Aug 1, 2021, 1:55 am IST
Updated Aug 1, 2021, 7:50 am IST
Naseema Begum, who tried to board Train No. 07064 and fell along the gap between the coach and platform, was getting dangerously dragged
A screen grab from CCTV footage shows a RPF constable pulling to safety a woman who was being dragged by a running train at the Secunderabad station. (DC Image)
 A screen grab from CCTV footage shows a RPF constable pulling to safety a woman who was being dragged by a running train at the Secunderabad station. (DC Image)

Hyderabad: An alert Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable at the Secunderabad station rescued a woman from getting under the wheels of a train after she attempted to board it even though it had already started moving on Friday evening.

According to the RPF, Secunderabad station tried to board Train No. 07064. She fell along the gap between the coach and platform and was getting dangerously dragged. On duty RPF constable Dinesh Singh immediately rushed and pulled Naseema Begum to safety.

 

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, 29-year-old Dinesh Singh said, "At around 6.15 p.m. on Friday, I was deployed on platform duty. The woman passenger, who came late for travelling to Nizamabad, tried to board the running train.

Fortunately, I was at the spot and immediately pulled her out. Her legs were about to get into the gap between the platform and train."

CCTV footage of 32 seconds from Platform Number 9 shows Naseema Begum frantically running to board the train with the help of her relatives. However, she lost balance, fell and started getting dragged.

 

Railway officials presented a commendation certificate and cash award to Dinesh Singh, who hails from Rajasthan. He joined RPF in 2014. He had earlier been deployed at Guntakal railway police station. He came to Secunderabad on transfer a year ago.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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