Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: They were strangers before they met by chance during a freak mishap at Bhubaneswar Railway Station. An RPF constable, who had saved the life of a soon-to-be-married woman from the jaws of death at Bhubaneswar railway station, became the special guest at her wedding.

RPF constable Subrat Kumar Moharana recently attended the wedding of the woman passenger identified as Nivedita Sahoo at her village in Dhenkanal.

“He is no less than God to me as he saved my life. He is like my brother and I will never forget him.”

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Call it destiny or some unique bond by which both are now connected in an everlasting relationship that stemmed from the freak mishap at Bhubaneswar Railway Station last month. Following the incident, Nivedita who is a lecturer by profession, had invited the RPF constable to attend her wedding.

Even Subrat did not disappoint Nivedita and turned up on her wedding on March 11 to bless her.

“It was a nice feeling after my sister’s (Nivedita) family felicitated me during the marriage,” said Subrat.

On February 15, Nivedita had reportedly fallen between the gap of the platform and a moving train while trying to board Puri-Sambalpur Intercity Express. The mishap occurred when Nivedita, who is posted at Bhubaneswar, was on her way to her village in Dhenkanal.

Nivedita’s family members thanked the RPF constable for saving the life of their daughter.

“We were happy to see the RPF constable attending our daughter’s wedding ceremony. He is now a part of our family and we will remain grateful to him always,” said Lalit Kumar Sahu, Nivedita’s Uncle.