Mumbai: Alert motorman stalls woman's 'suicide bid'

Sep 08, 2016, 08:20 IST | Shashank Rao

P Gupta won’t allow any catastrophe on his watch. Timely action by the motorman stalled a woman’s alleged attempt to kill herself by coming under the wheels of a local train yesterday

P Gupta stopped the train just 20 to 30 metres from the woman
P Gupta stopped the train just 20 to 30 metres from the woman

P Gupta won’t allow any catastrophe on his watch. Timely action by the motorman stalled a woman’s alleged attempt to kill herself by coming under the wheels of a local train yesterday.

The Dahanu-Churchgate train was running at over 100 kmph between Kelve Road and Saphale stations around 12.10 pm when Gupta spotted a person standing on the tracks. He blew the horn, hoping that the person would get off the tracks immediately. But when that didn’t happen, a quick-thinking Gupta slowed the train down within a matter of minutes, stopping barely 20-30 m from the person. Only after getting off the cabin in a huff to give the person a piece of his mind did Gupta realise that it was a woman who allegedly wanted to commit suicide.

The motorman forced the woman off the tracks and made her board the general compartment of the train.

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