Watch: Alert Mumbai Cop Saves Elderly Man from being Crushed Under Train, Slaps Him Later
Video grab of man being pulled up on the railway tracks. (Credit: ANI/ Twitter)
In a nerve-chilling video, an elderly man was about to be crushed by an approaching train while he was on the track, but had a rather miraculous escape, thanks to the alertness of an alert cop on the railway platform.
The incident was reported from Mumbai's Dahisar Railway Station and the video of the incident has been going viral.
The CCTV footage video shows the 60-year-old man, identified as Ganpat Solankhi, jumping a barricade following which one of his shoes comes off. He picks that up, moves to the other side of the track to wear it while the police is seen alerting him about an approaching train.
However, not paying much heed to the alarm, the man walks on the track thinking he can make a jump on the platform right in time. He could have been crushed under the train had the alert cop not acted on time and pulled him up immediately. It was a close shave!
While the man landed on the platform, the police is seen giving him a tight slap out of frustration.
The small yet horrifying clip was shared by ANI, "A constable of Mumbai Police helped a 60-year-old man, who got stuck at a railway track, save his life at Dahisar railway station in Mumbai yesterday."
In another tweet, a journalist identified the constable as SB Nikam and saluted him for his "timely courage".
The video went viral in no time, and the for some reason the slap is all that netizens found extremely funny.
That last second slap— भरत (@bharatbaldewa) January 2, 2021
end mein thappad— sanchit (@sanchit03876701) January 2, 2021
That slap at the end :) Pyaar walla slap.— . (@Himansh30598281) January 2, 2021
Natural reflex action of police wala-Thappad— adil nomani (@adilnomani) January 2, 2021
Sahi thappad maara usko!!— Ungli Baba!! (@dhawanz) January 2, 2021
In another recent shocking incident that recently came to light highlighted how a man narrowly managed to save himself. The man had his earphones on while crossing a railway track. The person’s life was only saved by a few seconds as a high speeding train was coming on that track at the same time.
The Network Rail has shared the video of footage of the incident on Twitter. The reactions from people, as one would expect, are of anger, while some have called the man ‘moron’.