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J&K: CRPF men jump in river to rescue girl

THE ASIAN AGE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : Jul 16, 2019, 4:47 am IST
Updated : Jul 16, 2019, 4:47 am IST

The girl was rescued by the CRPF jawans and, according to their seniors, she was subsequently taken to a nearby sub-district hospital for treatment.

Various political parties and social organisations too have in their statements thanked the CRPF jawans for it. (Photo: File/ Representational Image)
 Various political parties and social organisations too have in their statements thanked the CRPF jawans for it. (Photo: File/ Representational Image)

Srinagar: A 14-year-old nomad Gujjar girl was rescued by the members of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) by risking their own lives after she was swept away by gushing waters of a mountain stream in Jammu and Kashmir’s north-western Baramulla district on Monday.

The video of the incident has gone viral following which many people of the Valley and beyond took to social media platforms to express their appreciation for the “good gesture” and “act of bravery and kindness” by the CRPF jawans. Various political parties and social organisations too have in their statements thanked the CRPF jawans for it.

 

In the video, a CRPF jawan can be seen jumping in the stream and he is followed by a colleagues, as the girl is washed away by strong currents of Ferozpora stream near the township of Tangmarg, about 38-km northwest of Srinagar. A couple of more CRPF jawans too can be seen rushing towards the stream to help in the act.

The girl was rescued by the CRPF jawans and, according to their seniors, she was subsequently taken to a nearby sub-district hospital for treatment.

The locals and police sources said that the girl, identified as Nageena, was along with her family staying in a tent erected on the banks of the stream in Tangmarg’s Chanpora Kawarhama area.

 

“She slipped into the stream while washing clothes on its banks. She was washed away by strong water currents but luckily a group of CRPF jawans standing nearby saw it and rushed to rescue her,” said a witness.

The CRPF said that the jawans who rescued the girl belong to its 176th battalion. They were part of a CRPF contingent performing road domination duty in the area.

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