Aligarh: UP cop dives in water to save a drowning man in Ganga canal. Video goes viral

A police sub-inspector in Aligarh is being hailed as a ‘super hero’ on social media after a video of him, in which he can be see rescuing a drowning man, has gone viral

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A police sub-inspector in Aligarh is being hailed as a ‘super hero’ on social media after a video of him, in which he can be see rescuing a drowning man, has gone viral.

According to the media reports, Ashish Kumar was on duty near a canal on Sunday afternoon, when he heard people calling for help to rescue a man who was drowning in the waters. Without thinking twice, he plunged into the waters and rescued the man, helping him get out of the canal.

His act of rescuing the victim from the rapidly flowing waters of the canal are now doing the rounds on social media. Originally from Muzaffarnagar in UP, Kumar graduated from Haridwar and joined the police in 2018.

As a reward for his bravery, he has also been given cash and appreciation certificates.

Heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand over the past few days have seen massive discharge of water into the Ganga and other rivers, However, hundreds continue to take a dip in the rapidly flowing rivers, endangering their lives.

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