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Brave act: RPF staff pounces on looters to save passenger in Odisha capital

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Bhubaneswar: Taking quick and prompt response on duty, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel rescued a passenger from clutches of criminals here on Monday night.

The brave RPF personnel is identified by T.K. Mahapatra, a member of the Special Task Force (STF) team of Khurda Road Division.

The incident took place at 11.00 pm at Bhubaneswar Railway Station when three miscreants were trying to snatch a gold ring and other valuables from a passenger. When he resisted, the looters tried to strangulate him.

Acting swiftly, Mahapatra, who was present during the scene, overpowered the criminals and saved the victim passenger.

Other members of the team rushed to the spot and arrested two accused persons. However, one managed to flee from the area.

They recovered most of the valuables belongings to the victim passenger.

Mahapatra sustained a head injury in the scuffle with the miscreants. He was admitted to the Divisional Railway Hospital at Khurda Road for treatment.

The two arrested persons were handed over to the GRP, Bhubaneswar for further action.

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