A constable of Madhya Pradesh Police without caring for his life to save 400 school students ran for a kilometer with a 10 kilogram bomb on his shoulder at Chitora village in Sagar district, around 180 kilometers from state capital Bhopal.
According to eyewitnesses of the event, Madhya Pradesh Police constable Abhishek Patel carried a bomb — weighing 10 kilograms and 12 inch long — on his shoulder and ran with it for at least a kilometer to dispose it far away from human habitation.
Patel was part of the team which had rushed to Chitora village after an alert was raised regarding an abandoned bomb found lying in the background of the school.
While police team and school administration was thinking what to do, the 40-year-old Patel lifted the bomb on his shoulders and ran towards open area away from human habitat.
“My only objective was to carry the bomb away from school and residential area. I was part of an operation few months back where a similar kind of bomb was spotted. Then we were informed that such bombs can create heavy damage within an area of 500 meters diameter,” said Patel.
Sagar Inspector General of Police Satish Saxena Talking to media said, “An army shooting range is near the village. Army has been informed about the bomb.”
He added that police and army have launched a parallel investigation on how the bomb reached the school backyard.
“Patel will be awarded for showing exemplary courage,” he added.