On Sunday morning, in Agra, a team of three brave police officials was awarded certificates for rescuing a cow from a nullah. The three police officials were identified as head constable Deshraj Singh, home guard Jitendar Kumar and home guard Shailendra Kumar, are the members of Dial 100 team.
Shailendra Kumar told a leading news company that a villager came to them seeking help when they were patrolling on Sunday morning. The villager’s cow had fallen into a nullah and was not able to come out of it. While head constable Deshraj Singh went inside the nullah to save the cow from drowning, home guard Jitendar Kumar rushed to a nearby village to bring a rope for rescuing the animal.
The cops took help of the villagers living nearby to take the cow out of the nullah and was finally taken after which, the cow started shivering and gasping for breath, later on, it went still as the water was very cold.
After taking the cow out of the nullah, the policemen rubbed its body with dry clothes which helped the animal come back to its conscience and feel warm.
It is not the first time that the forces have rescued trapped animals. In another incident, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescued a cow that was stuck on the river Alaknanda in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The cow that had strayed along the river was rescued in an hour-long operation.
Divers swam across the river to tie the trapped animal with ropes and then drag it towards the side. The SDRF has conducted as many as 14 successful operations to rescue animals.
Earlier, UP Animal Husbandry minister SP Singh Bhagel has offered Rs 6000 to raise 200 cows in five bigha land. The government will give money at a rate of Rs 30 per cow. The amount turns out to be Rs 1.8 lac per month.