Agra: A team of three brave police officials was felicitated with certificates for rescuing a cow from a nullah in Agra on Sunday morning. The trio of Dial 100 team was identified as head constable Deshraj Singh, home guard Jitendar Kumar, and home guard Shailendra Kumar.
Shailendra Kumar told The Times of India that they were patrolling on Sunday morning when a villager came to them seeking help. The villager’s cow had fallen into a nullah and was not able to come out of it. While home guard Jitendar Kumar rushed to a nearby village to bring a rope for rescuing the animal, head constable Deshraj Singh went inside the nullah to save the cow from drowning.
The cow was finally taken out of the nullah with the help of some villagers. The cow was shivering and gasping for breath after which it went still as the water was very cold. After taking the cow out of the nullah, the policemen rubbed its body with dry clothes which helped the animal come back to its conscience and feel warm.
It is not the first time that the forces have rescued trapped animals. In another incident, a cow that was stuck on the river Alaknanda in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand was rescued by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). The cow that had strayed along the river was rescued in an hour-long operation.
Divers swam across the river to tie the trapped animal with ropes and then drag it towards the side. The SDRF has conducted as many as 14 successful operations to rescue animals.