Haryana policeman saves man from drowning

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Gurugram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Haryana policeman, posted with the Gurugram Crime Branch, on Sunday saved a man from drowning in a Faridabad canal, police said.

According to a senior police officer, a Crime Branch team of Sector 39, headed by its chief Rajkumar, were on its way to conduct a raid in Faridabad.

The team saw a man drowning in the Yamuna canal in Faridabad area and people gathered there were shouting for help to rescue the man.

“Constable Lukman Khan, who was part of the Crime Branch team, took off his uniform and jumped into the canal and saved the man,” the police said in a statement in Gurgaon.

“Constable Khan will be soon awarded with a cash prize and an appreciation letter,” the officer said, quoting Gurugram’s Commissioner of Police K.K. Rao.

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The rescued man was identified as Mangal Singh, a resident of Sihi village in Faridabad.

Police were investigating how Singh fell into the canal.

–IANS

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