Constable alerts train driver, saves life of 20-yr-old in nick of time

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-07-11 18:47 Bengaluru: A police constable's presence of mind saved the life of a 20-year-old student, who was reportedly attempting to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train, in Jalahalli on Monday. Around 11am on Monday, constable Yeshwanth, attached with a Hoysala patrolling vehicle, spotted the student walking on a railway bridge near HMT School at around 11 am. The Hoysala was close to the bridge but Yeshwanth realised that he cannot save him.  Instead, he switched on the siren and, using the public announcement system, began warning the driver about the boy on the tracks. Passers-by also stopped but none of them were able to do anything. Thankfully, Yeswanth’s efforts paid off, as the driver slowed down the train coming to the city from Shivamogga in the nick of time. Charan escaped with minor injuries. Yeshwanth along with passers-by rushed Charan to a private hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment. Sources said he is out of danger. Inquiries revealed that Charan was depressed with the poor performance in academics and had decided to end his life. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Command centre) Nagendra Kumar lauded Yeshwanth’s presence of mind, stating that his good deed should be a model to his colleagues.