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Telangana: Cop risks life, descends over 60-foot-deep well to save two labourers

The police official held the labourers, Marepalli Ramu and Mallaiah, and helped them to grab the rope and climb up.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2019 7:19 IST
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Telangana cop saves life of two workers

In a heroic act, a police inspector in Telangana's Karimnagar district risked his life to save two labourers stuck in a deep well. The incident was reported from Madipalli village of the state, about 140 kms from Hyderabad. 

On Tuesday, police inspector Koripelly Sujan Reddy received a call that two labourers were stuck in a well they were digging as they were not getting oxygen. 

A group of villagers had gathered around but none had a clue how to save the labourers.

Soon after receiving the call, Reddy rushed to the spot from Jammikunta town in the same district. At first, Reddy and others lowered the ropes to help the workers come out but it was of no use as they were not able to get a good grip.

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The inspector who was in his uniform then himself descended into the over 60-foot-deep well, where he saved the two labourers from asphyxiation.

The police official held the labourers, Marepalli Ramu and Mallaiah, and helped them to grab the rope and climb up. Meanwhile, firefighting personnel reached the scene and helped all the three come out.

Senior officials including Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy appreciated the inspector for his brave act.

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