Ramlal Pal and his pregnant wife Sudevi boarded a train from Kalyan to head to KEM Hospital. Sudevi went into labour as the train moved and her cries for help were ignored as passengers distanced themselves from the couple. Sudevi delivered a baby boy in the train.
Iqbal Ansari a reporter with the Inquilab newspaper stepped in and informed the authorities about the incident after he pulled the chain as they entered a station, and railway porters and officials went to the compartment with stretchers.
Ansari said no one was willing to help the couple, including some women who only watched.
Ramlal said he is eternally thankful to Ansari who helped and both the mother and baby are just fine.