Hero policeman pulls elderly woman off train tracks before train speeds past platform in India
A split second from death: Hero police officer pulls elderly woman off train tracks JUST before train races past platform in India
- An elderly woman was in the direct path of the train, narrowly avoiding death
- But hero officer Kamlesh Kumar Dubey pulled her off the job at the last minute
- Ramsakhi Tiwari, 65, had attempted to cross the railway in Uttar Pradesh
CCCTV footage shows split-second Indian police officers pulling a woman from the brink of death as a train races toward her in Uttar Pradesh.
The elderly woman was in the direct path of the train and likely would have been killed if the railway police officer at Lalitpur railway station had not come to her rescue on Saturday.
Chief officer Kamlesh Kumar Dubey, who can see the train approaching, frantically waves his hand to warn the woman not to cross the track.
But Ramsakhi Tiwari, a 65-year-old woman from the village of Padaria in northern India, crosses the road anyway.
Dubey grabs the woman and quickly pulls her up, just in time as the Sampark Kranti express shoots past them.
Passengers on the scene saluted the officer’s efforts after seeing Tiwari’s miraculous rescue.
A brave police officer who sees the train approaching frantically waves his hand to warn the woman to cross the track
the older woman did not heed the warnings of the railway police personnel and tried to cross the track, even though she knew the train would pass. Dubey grabs the woman and quickly pulls her up just in time as the Sampark Kranti express shoots past them
Passengers at the scene saluted the efforts of Officer Kamlesh Kumar Dubey after seeing Ramsakhi Tiwari’s miraculous rescue
According to local media, the elderly woman did not heed the warnings of railway police personnel and tried to cross the track, even though she knew the train would pass.
“An elderly woman crossing the tracks at Jhansi division’s Lalitpur station was rescued by railway security personnel stationed there by playing with her life,” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.
“Everyone is requested to use Foot Over Bridge to get from one platform to another.”
Viewers took to social media to praise the police officer, but others said the woman should have known better.
“Because of such ignorant people, our guard has to save them in the palm of their lives,” Twitter user Pritesh A Patel said in Hindi, adding: “Take care of yourself. Guard, your life is precious to the country too, don’t let it go like that.’
Rajesh Sehra, who works for Indian Railways and lives in Jhansi, said: ‘Congratulations to the RPF personnel for their vigilance. But strict action must be taken against such people who play with their lives and endanger someone else’s life through them.
“Such brazen people put all the blame on the administration when an accident happens.”
Other applications said the government should investigate the issue and see if more money can be allocated to improving rail safety.
Gaurav Kumar, a student, said: ‘The foot over the bridge at the Mustara railway station of the Jhansi division has been under construction for years, which was also complained about, but the work has not started yet, ordinary passengers have to cross the track and sit on the train. Looks like the railway is waiting for an accident.’