Inquilab reporter honoured for helping pregnant woman in local train get medical aid

Iqbal Ansari, a reporter with Urdu newspaper Inquilab, a Jagran group publication, was felicitated by Mayor Snehal Ambekar at the BMC head office, for his Good Samaritan act, which saved the life of a woman.

Also read: Passengers sat and watched as woman delivered baby in Mumbai local

Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi
Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

On October 14, 2015, mid-day had reported on how a 9-month pregnant woman, Sudevi Pal, went into labour in a local train. Sudevi’s cries for help went unheard, as co-passengers chose to distance themselves from the couple.

However, Ansari, who was also travelling in the same compartment, immediately stepped into the shoes of a Samaritan by informing the railway authorities about the incident. Ansari said that he was only carrying out the responsibility of helping a fellow human being in need.

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