Kaithal, Apr 1 (UNI) A police constable saved two-people from drowning in Main Bhakra canal near Azimgarh village of this district today.
A police spokesman said a man aged about 30 slipped into the Bhakra canal adjoining police post near Azimgarh village. The victim's cries attracted passersby and and one Ajit Rahi jumped into the canal to save the victim.
However, due to strong currents of water, Ajit too started drowning.
Noticing two people drowning, constable Shakti Singh, driver of official vehicle of DSP Guhla, jumped into the canal, rescued both of them and brought them out of canal.
SSP Anil Kumar Rao later honoured the cop with a commendation certificate and a cash prize of Rs 1,000. He recommended the constable's name to IG Ambala range for a suitable award for his act of bravery.
The other person saved had been identified as Raj Singh, a resident of shafabadi gate Patiala . He was immediately provided medical help.
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