A video of the incident was posted on Twitter by the Ministry of Railways and soon it went viral all over the internet.
A Good Samaritan:— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 19, 2021
At Vangani station of Central Railway, Pointsman Mr. Mayur Shelkhe saved the life of a child just in the nick of the time. He risked his life to save the life of the child.
We salute his exemplary courage & utmost devotion to the duty. pic.twitter.com/V6QrxFIIY0
In the video, you can see a child walking along with his mother on the platform. But, reportedly the mother was blind. Hence, she didn’t realise the edge of the platform and couldn’t pull her child back up from the tracks.
The mother was blind and did not realize the platform edge immediately.— Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) April 19, 2021
Thankfully, Mayur made it just in time and saved the child’s life even though it meant risking his own life. Had he not responded swiftly, the child would have gotten crushed under the train.
His act of bravery is being appreciated by netizens.
The simplest definition of a hero: having that extra ordinary courage to save someone you don't even know. https://t.co/EBEMI4fUdy— Shreyansh Patel (@shreyansh_7007) April 19, 2021
Real Heroes 🦸♀️ Salute to your bravery, presence of mind and Selflessness 🙏 https://t.co/AO1CVZBbNT— Sharala George (@SharalaGeorge) April 19, 2021
This is what a real hero looks like.