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NEW DELHI: In this shocking incident reported in the media, Punjab Police DSP Gurmeet Singh Kingra is seen jumping into the Bathinda branch of Sirhind Canal near Ludhiana in Punjab to save a drowning woman teacher on Sunday.
The woman teacher was among her four colleagues who jumped into the canal after police reportedly cane-charged them for protesting for better wages, regularization of their services and release of their detained colleagues.
The incident happened when about 400 teachers were planning a sit-in (dharna) near the incident site on Bathinda-Goniana Road. When the police reportedly told them to disperse, arguments broke out between the two sides.
It was then that the four of the women protesters jumped into the canal. Without wasting any time, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gurmeet Singh Kingra and Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Kaul Singh too jumped into the waters to save them.
Luckly, all four were saved.