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Biker thwarts woman’s suicide bid on Mumbai train tracks

The train’s bull bar nearly hit the woman, but she was not injured, an official said. (Representational)


A commuter train driver foiled a woman’s bid for suicide near Vashi Station in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday, a Central Railway official said.

The incident happened around 2:07 p.m. as a train from Pnavel was heading for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Central Railway public relations officer Shivaji Sutar said.

A woman in her late teens was lying on the tracks near Vashi Station when motorist Prashant Konnur spotted her and immediately braked to stop the train, he said.

According to another official, the train had reached the speed of 40 to 60 km/h, but Konnur, who has been in service for about 20 years, noticed the unusual movement of the woman and immediately applied the brakes.

The train’s bull bar nearly hit the woman as the train stopped, but she was not injured. After the train stopped, Konnur got off and rescued her from the tracks, the official said.

The woman allegedly attempted suicide. But the biker tried to calm her down and helped her into the first compartment next to her cabin, he said.

According to railway officials, the train was delayed for a few minutes when it reached Mankhurd station. Konnur met the woman again to check on her, before starting the train from the station.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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