A police sub-inspector in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district jumped into a canal to save a drowning man. A video clip of the courageous act has gone viral.
The clip, recorded on a mobile camera, shows Ashish Kumar swimming towards the bank of the canal with one hand, while towing the man with the other.
According to the police, the sub-inspector was on duty near the canal when he heard about the man falling into the water body. Without care for his personal safety, Mr Kumar jumped into the canal and rescued the man.
Indian Police Service officer Kalanidhi Naithani, who is Aligarh’s police chief, praised the officer for his bravery and dedication.
“Ashish learnt swimming when he was a child. For years, he didn’t swim. But he showed the world the dedication of the police when he jumped to save the drowning man,” he tweeted in Hindi.
“#अलीगढ़#पुलिस के जांबाज सब इंस्पेक्टर आशीष-बचपन में तैराकी सीखी,उसके बाद कही सालों तक तैराकी नहीं की, लेकिन डूबते हुए की जान बचाने के लिए खाकी किस कदर समर्पित है यह दुनिया को दिखा दिया..”
सब इंस्पेक्टर आशीष को प्रशस्ति पत्र एवं ₹25000 प्रोत्साहन राशि स्वीकृत की जाती है???????? pic.twitter.com/Kzix1c6ofg
— Kalanidhi Naithani (I.P.S) (@ipsnaithani) June 20, 2021
The Aligarh police has announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for the officer for his bravery.