Mumbai: RPF man dies trying to save a life 2 days after becoming a dad

Mumbai: An agent (RPF), whose wife gave birth to a baby two days ago, was killed after a local Virar-Churchgate hit him between Bandra-Mahim stations on Friday. Ranveer Gurjar was on patrol service at 10.45 pm, to check if there were fatka bands along the tracks, Bandra railway police said.

Gurjar, who was with his colleague, Agent Rahul Pawar (29), saw a man walking along the tracks. Pawar told the railroad police: We rushed to help him by detecting a fast train coming from Bandra. The train hit Gurjar when he couldn't bend over and move to the side. Gurjar had reported that he worked around 8 p.m.

The accident was witnessed by Pawar, who had little time to react, before the train heading towards Dadar hit Gurjar. Bandra police chief inspector Vilas Chougule said that Gurjar, from the Thakurli RPF headquarters, was sent to Bandra Barack RPF. Pawar said they feared the train hit the man. The 55-year-old man with physical disability had gone to answer nature's call, said Chougule.

A case of accidental death report has been registered.

Gurjar, who came from the village of Pancholi in Rajasthan, is survived by his wife, a daughter, the baby and their parents.

Police said the RPF headquarters informed Gurjar's family about the incident. His cousin brother arrived in Mumbai on Saturday around 4 p.m. and took out his body from Nair Hospital. Gurjar's cousin, Rajeshyam (35), told Bandra police that his wife and parents were shattered. An RPF battalion accompanied Gurjar's brother in Golden Temple Mail for the final greeting in this village.