Murari Lal, head constable with Delhi Police, threw his life in danger to save lives of 16 trapped children on a school bus in a flooded South Delhi underpass.
Murari Lal carried the children aged between six and nine years to safety with some help from his colleague assistant sub inspector Chokhe Lal, after Wednesday’s heavy rain.
“The school bus had about 70 children and two woman teachers. They were shouting for help as water had entered into the bus which had suffered a breakdown and the water level was gradually rising inside,” said Additional DCP (PCR) RK Bansal.
Wednesday’s heavy downpour had led to pooling of several feet deep water at the Pul Prahladpur underpass on MB Road.