A constable attached with the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) saved the life of a five-year-old boy from an onrushing train on Sunday evening in Mumbai's neighbouring Thane district.
The dramatic rescue that took place at 4 in the evening was captured on a surveillance camera at Ambernath station in Thane district.
Footage shows the boy on the track with a train approaching the station. Suddenly the boy is spotted by the commuters and with seconds to spare is miraculously pulled up onto the platform.
When the commuters standing on the platform raised an alarm, the constable standing there leaned forward and pulled the boy up. The CCTV footage shows the train was closing in at the station when the boy had just been pulled up.
Constable Sandeep Bhosle, attached with ATS squad and a Mahim resident, had gone to Ambernath for some work. He said, "While coming back home, I saw a small boy crossing the railway track and a fast CST local was approaching on platform nos 3. I rushed to help him and picked him up."
According to the official, the parents of the boy were waiting for train on another platform and he might have gave them a slip. The boy's parents are understandably numbed by the incident.