VIDEO: Indian cop runs 1km with 10kg bomb on his shoulder to save 400 school kids

  • Madhya Pradesh CM announces Rs50,000 reward for Abhishek Patel

BHOPAL, MP – An Indian cop has earned respect and Rs50,000 reward for his courageous act of saving the lives of nearly 400 schoolchildren by sprinting for almost a kilometre with a 10 kilogram-bomb on his shoulder.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for Abhishek Patel, whose 12-second video clip is going viral on social media.

Last week, police in central Indian state had received an anonymous call about the presence of an explosive in a school in Chitora village (located in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district). After the bomb was found, Patel picked it up and ran.

The policeman later said he’d been in a drill where a similar bomb was spotted, and in which he had done a similar sprint, the India Today reports.

An investigation was under way to find out who planted the bomb.