An alert police officer is hailed as a hero for saving the life of a teenager who jumped onto the track when a train approached. The incident took place on March 23 at around 2:30 PM at Vitthalwadi Railway Station in Maharashtra’s Thane District. CCTV footage of the incident shows the police officer risking his life to prevent the teenager from being run over.
Shared by news agency ANI, the 33-second footage shows the teenager, in a yellow shirt, standing on the edge of the platform. The police officer is also seen nearby. However, the teenager seems to see an approaching train and jumps on the rails. After losing his balance for a moment, he gets up and puts his hands back while facing the approaching train.
The policeman notices this and runs towards the track. Once at the edge of the platform, he hesitates for a split second when he sees the train approaching, but then jumps onto the track. He grabs the teenager and pushes him to the other side of the rails. Within seconds, the train passes where the teenager was standing.
ANI captioned the post: “Maharashtra: A police officer saved a teenage boy’s life by pushing him off the track just seconds before an express train crossed the site at Vitthalwadi railway station in Thane district.”
Watch the video here:
#WATCH † Maharashtra: A police officer saved a teenage boy’s life by pushing him off the track just seconds before an express train crossed Vitthalwadi station in Thane district. (23.03)
Video source: Western Railway pic.twitter.com/uVQmU798Zg
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2022
The video has been viewed over 2 lakh times within a few hours of being shared and over 8,000 users have liked it. Many users also praised the heroic act of the police officer.
“Good man and a real gem. He didn’t hesitate for a minute,” one user wrote.
Good man and a real gem! He didn’t hesitate for a moment!
— Anil Yadav (@anilyadavpt) March 23, 2022
To which another pointed out that he was hesitant, but still deserved credit for saving the boy.
He hesitated for a moment, but can’t blame him, because that’s how the human mind works????
— Anshul Rajput (@anshulrajput237) March 24, 2022
Awanish Sharan, an IAS officer, also shared the video, writing: “Salute to the jawan.”
Salute to the Jawan.????pic.twitter.com/ricrv1Zq4p
— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) March 23, 2022
Another user said the policeman should be rewarded appropriately for his bravery.
Give that #Police man a medal and appropriate reward! Thank you #MaharashtraPolice †
— Vikram Karandikar विक्रम करंदीकर (@vickybadbad) March 23, 2022
One user compared the police officer to James Bond.
Responded as James Bond 007 and earned accolades and promotion. His action says “DAR KE AAGE JEET HAI”
— CA PK Misra (@capkmisra) March 24, 2022
Some users also expressed concern about the boy’s alleged suicide attempt.
The teen should be questioned as to why he did this; was it for social media, or did he have some issues, if so then he needs help. But first and foremost, the duty police officer’s super job, endangering his own life for the teenager.
— Bodhi90 (@Bodhisatta90) March 24, 2022
Another heroic moment. But it is sad how the young man tries to end his own life. Who is this brave police personnel?
— Gautam Thacker (@Gautamthacker) March 24, 2022
Earlier this month, ticket-checking staff at the train station in Danapur in Bihar rescued a young man who tried to end his life by climbing onto the roof of a locomotive. He seemed to be reaching for the power line. One of the staff members got into the motorbike, wrapped a scarf around the man’s neck and dragged him down to safety.
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