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RPF constable pulls out woman passenger from platform gap
Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables in the city have of late doubled up as saviours of people’s lives on station platforms. Thrice in a few months, RPF constables, whose main job is to protect railway property, have pulled commuters from the jaws of death.
The latest was on Monday afternoon when constable R K Meena saved a woman passen ger who slipped into the gap between the platform and a moving EMU at Egmore station.
CCTV camera footages shared by RPF showed a woman slipping into the gap while trying to board the EMU around 1 pm. Meena had warned the woman to not board the train while it was moving.
The video shows the constable increasing the pace of his stride, perhaps anticipating the fall. Meena and a few passersby pulled out the woman who was stuck in the gap for a few seconds.
She did not sustain grievous injuries despite being stuck in the gap when the train chugged along. On May 23, a 68-year-old passenger who fell from a moving express train was saved by RPF constable Shamugam on the platform of Chennai Central station in the same fashion.
A similar incident was reported in Tambaram station early May when an elderly woman slipped from the train and fell into the space between the coach and the platform while attempting to alight Salem-Chennai Express.
A glaring similarity of all three ‘life saving’ incidents caught on camera was the carelessness of passengers who threw caution to the wind and boarded moving trains.