In a bravery act, Chennai Railway Protection Force constable K Shivaji risked his life and jumped out of a moving train to prevent the rape bid on a 25-year-old woman.
The cop appeared into the spot at the right time to rescue the victim from the drunken man, whom the cop got the better of him on an MRTS train.
TThe 26-year-old accused identified as Mohan (Name changed), was later arrested by the Government Railway Police before a court put him to jail. RPF constable Shivaji and subinspector S Subbiah who were put together as night patrol squad were travelling on a train from Velachery to Chennai Beach but stumbled upon an unusual sound of a woman from the adjacent coach at around 11.45 pm just as when the train left the Chintadripet station.
Since MRTS trains don’t have vestibule facility where passengers of one coach can get into another coach, Shivaji waited till the train decelerated before Park Town, the next halt. Even as the train was moving slowly on to the platform, the constable sprung into a heroic act as he jumped out and rushed to the adjacent coach to rescue the woman and to overpower culprit, as the latter was trying to assault the woman.
The other members of Shivaji’s night patrol squad rushed to the spot to check whether the woman was okay. But, the woman appeared to be unconscious as her lips were profusely bleeding and her clothes had been torn to some extent.
They carried the victim on the ambulance and admitted her at the nearby Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Thankfully, doctors confirmed her health condition was normal.
Government Railway Police personnel connected to the Chennai Egmore Railway Station detained the culprit Mohan for an attempt to rape. GRP head Pon Manickavel met the victim at the hospital and said that the woman informed him that constable Shivaji risked his life only to rescue her life.
“I have given a cash reward of INR 5,000 for the services of the RPF,” said IGP Manickavel.