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Shocker: Mentally disturbed woman stands between railway tracks; see what happens next

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 September 2021, 18:01 IST
Screenshot from the viral video

A video of a mentally disturbed woman standing between railway tracks while a local train was approaching her went viral on social media. The shocking incident took place on Sunday at Vasai Road Railway Station in Mumbai.

In the viral video, a woman can be seen standing in the middle of the railway track. However, a policeman named Eknath Naik, who was on patrol duty, saw the woman at the right moment and saved her.

In the video, Naik can be seen running towards the woman to save her. He also gave a signal to the motorman to stop the train. According to a police official, the train halted very close to the woman, who was standing on the railway tracks.

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The video was shared by IPS officer Quaiser Khalid on his official Twitter account with a caption, "Head Constable Naik @grpmumbai posted at Vasai Road police station displayed exceptional presence of mind and courage in saving a lady commuter who was on the track from death. He waved the motorman to stop the train while running and pulling out the lady. He is being rewarded."


According to PTI, Policeman Naik also alerted other policemen standing on a rail over-bridge while two other Railway Protection Force (RPF) officers also rushed to help him.

The police official told PTI that the woman identified as Subadra Shinde, lives alone in Palghar’s Vasai and she is also mentally disturbed.

Naik has been lauded for his courageous efforts by senior officials. The policeman also felt happy that he saved the life of the woman and also thanked other policemen who came to help him at the right moment.

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First published: 15 September 2021, 17:51 IST