CRPF trooper saves drowning girl in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 13: An alert Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable saved the life of an 18-year-old girl who accidentally fell in Munak canal here on Saturday morning, an official said.

Pramod Kumar wasted no time after seeing the girl, identified as Lakshmi Pal, drowning in the canal which flows behind the CRPF’s 55th Battalion camp in west Delhi’s Bawana area around 11 a.m.

On “sentry duty” at a distance when the girl was drowning, he spotted her hand which was visible only as the canal was deep, Deputy Inspector General (CRPF) M. Dinakaran told IANS.

“Immediately the sentry alerted other personnel and jumped into the canal and with the help of Head Constable K.D. Sharma and Assistant Sub-Inspector K. C. Meena carried her to shore and administered first aid in the CRPF hospital,” Dinakaran said.

The girl, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur and now residing in west Delhi’s Narela, was taken to Maharishi Balmiki government hospital in the area.

According to the CRPF, its officials rescued three civilians from drowning in 2017.

IANS

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