A 17-year-old student who, exactly a week ago, fell off a running train after being struck in the head while he was swinging by the door handle. Alam Khan’s amateurish bravado came to light last Sunday aboard a local train heading to Churchgate and was captured on a cell phone video, which rapidly went viral. In the recording, the train’s public announcement system can be heard cautioning commuters against careless travel at the very moment the adolescent flies off the footboard after being hit.
The Government Railway Police mounted a search and traced the youth by nightfall. He resides at Navghar Road, Bhayandar East, and studies at Mother Mary Junior College in the suburb.
GRP deputy commissioner of police Deepak Devraj told Mirror, “We want to use Alam Khan for our campaign to raise awareness against such perilous stunts and risky ways of commuting such as on the rooftop.”