Mumbai: In an exemplary show of courage on Sunday, a 24-year-old IT student Morris Fernandes saved the life of a man who fell into the gap between the platform and the footboard of a Churchgate-bound local train at Vasai Road station.
The victim Debashis Sethi hails from Cuttack, Odisha and works as a construction labourer in Mumbai.
He fell into the gap while boarding the train. His left leg was crushed under the train, as were a few toes of his right leg too.
Fernandes, who is an IT student at G G College,Vasai saw Sethi fall into the gap.
He rushed to the railway authorities and requested them to arrange a stretcher and got Sethi admitted to a private orthopaedic hospital in Vasai.
Fernandes told a local daily, he had to wait a full 20 minutes for a stretcher at the railway station, as he was told there was shortage of porters who lift victims of train accidents since it was a Sunday.
Due to delay in treatment Sethi suffered severe loss of blood, and his foot could in no way be reattached.