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.
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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.
Salute To Police Constable Abhishek Patel, Who Ran With 10-kg Bomb On Shoulder To Save 400 Children In Madhya Pradesh. 🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/da79GXOkGI
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) August 28, 2017
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.