UP cop saves a priest's house from burning; video goes viral
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: In a commendable act of courage, an Uttar Pradesh policeman on Wednesday averted a major mishap and saved a priest's house from getting engulfed in fire. The incident took place in state's Sambhal district where Constable Yogendra Rathi came to the rescue of a distressed local after an LPG cylinder caught fire at his house. In a video that has caught the attention of netizens, Rathi could be seen dousing the fire by using a wooden stick and bucket of water. The one minute clip hows Rathi picking up an inflamed gas stove who then lays it on the floor. He then gets a bucket of water, soaks in a cloth and puts it on the burning stove to douse it.
A video of the incident was shared on Twitter by another police officer, Rahul Srivastav from UP Police."A true baptism of fire for Constable Yogendra Rathi of @sambhalpolice! His indomitable courage saved a priest's hut from getting engulfed in fire. #AngelsInKhaki #UPPolice," Srivastav wrote in the caption.
The footage has clocked over 6k views and many reactions from netizens. Several people lauded the cop for his courage and promptness.
Salute to this brave man in khaki jai hind _— amit Choudhary (@ami_teotia) July 29, 2020
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Well done this is the spirit of indian police. ___— Ishwar bhise (@Ishwarbhise1) July 30, 2020
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Last month, a brave cop from Assam won praise on Twitter after he jumped into water to save two drowning boys. Dibrugarh Police posted a tweet detailing this bravery of the policeman which was praised on social media.
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