September 30, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Sangrur: In a heroic act two Sikh men from Sangrur saved lives of eight drowning youth during Ganesha idol immersion at Sullar Gharaat village in Sangrur. A video of the incident recorded by someone on a mobile device went viral on social media on yesterday. Inderpal Singh (34) and Kamalpreet Singh (25) used their Dastar (Turban) to save drowning youth.
As per information the incident took place on Friday (Sept. 25) evening but the video of the rescue act appeared on social media on Sept. 29.
“First, five youths slipped into the canal while immersing the idols. They had fallen very near to the canal bridge and shouted for help. I immediately spotted a wire lying near the bridge and rescued two of them with the help of the wire. However, three others were still caught in a current,” said Inderpal Singh.
“Then, three persons jumped into the canal to rescue the trapped trio. However, they, too, were caught in a whirlpool. Then I threw my nine-metre-long turban into the canal and pulled out three youths,” he added.
The incident came to light after a video was circulated in the social media.
Inderpal Singh’s life-saving act was similar to an incident that had taken place in New Zealand in May this year when Harman Singh (22) had used his turban to save the life of a boy who bled from the head after being hit by a car in Auckland.