Mumbai:A Railway Protection Force ( RPF) constable Sunil Napa ran and saved a seven-year-old boy from falling into the gap between the platform and the track at Naigaon railway station on Friday night.The boy was boarding a Churchgate bound train along with his mother. At around 2104 hours,the boy got onto the platform number 2 along with his mother. The train had just moved and the mother decided to board the second class general compartment near the staircase.
While the mother entered the coach, the boy was left hanging outside. Napa who was on duty ran towards the boy and pulled him away to the platform, even though the train left. The action was captured on the
CCTV cameras installed on the platform.The mother and son are seen walking down the staircase, while the local had arrived on the platform. When the woman was near the train it move
d and she boarded the coach, leaving her son behind on the platform Commuters on the platform also rushed to help Napa. The visibly shaken boy was calmed down, even as his mother who was in the train alighted at Bhayander station and she returned to Naigaon. The boy did not sustain any injury,said a RPF official
The boy and his mother later headed to their home in Mira Road by boarding the next train. Their identities were not revealed
by the RPF.RPF officials said that Napa’s presence of mind saved the life of the year old kid who could have slipped into the platform gap. Napa was rewarded along with the appreciation letter, said Ravinder Bhakar, WR CPRO