Bhubaneswar: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable saved a woman passenger who was about to fall from a moving train while trying to board it at Bhubaneswar Railway Station on Saturday afternoon.
The constable Subrat Kumar Maharana who was monitoring the movement of passengers saved Mrs Nibedita Sahoo as she slipped while boarding the Puri-Sambalpur express at 4.20 pm. Sahoo, a lecturer of Rama Devi women’s university here, slipped and was about to fall into the gap. As the train was about to move, Sahoo’s meeting with a fatal mishap was imminent.
But Maharana reacted on the spur of the moment to drag her to the safety of the coach, said east coast railway officials here.
“I will remain indebted to RPF constable Maharana for the rest of my life. He has given me a new lease of life”, Sahoo, a native of Meramundali Bazar in Dhenkanal district, said.