Md Nawaj Shorif, Malda: The Sealdah-Silchar-bound Kanchenjunga Express was saved from a major accident. Thanks to the cautious mind of a Class V student named Mursaleem. He risked his life and saved the lives of hundreds of passengers. As soon as the picture spread, the railway officials also praised the courage of the boy.
According to railway sources, the incident happened at 3:30 pm on Friday. Up Kanchenjunga Express then passed Bhaluka Road station in Malda district at a high speed. At that time, 8-year-old boy Mursaleem was returning home by the side of the train line. He saw a big hole in the track where the express train is supposed to come. The question arises in his mind, the train will not be in any danger as a result of such a big hole on the railway line? He took off hid red t-shirt while thinking and whirled. The driver stopped the train after seeing the child in that way. Railway people came running. After hearing everything from the boy, they went to visit the spot. They saw a deep hole under the railway line. After this, the repair work of the line began. The train reached its destination safely.
Mursaleem said, “I saw a hole in the railway line. I was wondering what it was. Then I heard the train coming. I took off my red t-shiry and ran around. After that the train stopped. The driver got down. Everyone came and saw the hole.”
The railway applauded his courage. The entire village, including the student’s family, was very happy. In the words of an old man named Abdus Sattar, “We are all proud of what he did.”