Police saves pilgrim by carrying on his back


After Gagandeep Singh, another jawan become savior of an old age person on Wednesday. The jawan rushed around two kilometers uphill carrying an old age  pilgrim, who had a mild heart attack, on his back and ensured the man received timely medical attention.

Sub Inspector Lokendra Bahuguna’s heroic act not only proved to be blessing for 55-year-old Ranjhi Rajag but also earned accolades for the man in khaki for his commitment to duty.

Few days ago a Uttarakhand Police sub inspector, Gagandeep Singh, hit the headlines when he saved a youth from being assaulted by an angry mob near Ramnagar in Nainital district.

The family of Rajag found themselves tizzy when the pilgrim from Madhya Pradesh collapsed near the Bhairo Mandir here soon after his arrival at the Himalayan Yamunotri shrine today morning, Barkot Police Station in-charge Vinod Thapliyal said.

Family members tried to make Rajag sit on horseback to take him to the nearby hospital but he could not sit steady because of his condition. Meanwhile Bahuguna came and offered to carry the pilgrim, who was in need of immediate medical care, on his back to the Yamunotri seasonal hospital.

“With Rajag on his back, the sub inspector walked two kilometers uphill to the hospital where the pilgrim was treated for four hours before being discharged,” Thapliyal added.

Doctor said Ranjhi had suffered a mild heart attack. After getting medical aid Ranjhi expressed thanks to the jawan. Later he also paid obeisance at the shrine with his family.


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