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Delhi: RPF man crushed under train but saves 3

NEW DELHI: Three ladies crossing the railway observe near Azadpur can have come underneath a speeding Kalka Shatabdi Express on Sunday evening if an alert RPF constable, Jagbir Singh Rana, hadn’t driven them off the road at the closing second. Rana himself was, however, hit via the train and died at the spot.
DCP (railways) D Ok Gupta mentioned that around 9.45pm, Rana (51) was patrolling alongside the observe. Railway Protention Force (RPF) has been deploying its staff alongside the tracks in congested spaces to forestall snatching and theft incidents. Cops patrol on foot of their designated spaces.

As Rana noticed the ladies crossing the down line on which the Shatabdi was hurtling at a high speed, he started working towards them whilst shouting to them. But as the loco pilot was additionally honking, the ladies could now not listen Rana, mentioned a colleague. The ladies had most likely presumed that the train was at the adjoining observe, mentioned a supply. Rana managed to catch up and push the ladies to safety, but the train hit him, eyewitnesses mentioned.

The ladies alerted the locals and the RPF regulate room at Azadpur station was informed. A staff of Government Railway Police (GRP) and RPF reached the spot and located Rana dead. His frame was recovered and sent to the Subzi Mandi mortuary for an autopsy. It was handed over to his circle of relatives on Monday.

A preliminary probe has published that Rana had bled profusely as he may have fallen on one side of the observe and his head had hit the road.

Rana, whose circle of relatives lives at Qutabgarh in Haryana, was posted with the Delhi unit of RPF for the previous five years. He is survived via his widow and two children.

The police mentioned a probe underneath Section 174 of CrPC were initiated to establish the reason for the accident. The loco pilot may also be wondered to establish the sequence of occasions.

The police are on the lookout for the ladies to document their statements. A case will also be registered against them if they were discovered to be trespassing on railway properties.

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