CRPF jawan walks 3 km carrying polling official on shoulder to save his life

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 April 2019, 10:34 PM
Constable Anil Sharma of the CRPF's 226th battalion was deployed at the booth for security duty.
Constable Anil Sharma of the CRPF's 226th battalion was deployed at the booth for security duty.

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan carried a polling officer on shoulders for about 3 km on Monday to save his life. According to reports, an on-duty election official at booth number 179 in Sarango in Gumla district in Jharkhand suddenly collapsed at about 4 pm and started bleeding from the nose.  

Constable Anil Sharma of the CRPF's 226th battalion was deployed at the booth for security duty. He decided to shift the polling official, identified as Leonard Lakda, to a nearby health centre, about 3 km from the booth.

“When a polling staff member suddenly collapsed, followed by nose bleeding at a polling booth in Dist Gumla, Jharkhand, CT Anil Sharma of #226Bn CRPF carried him on his shoulders and ran for 3Km to reach a hospital where the polling staff was saved,” CRPF tweeted.

He picked up Lakda on his shoulders and travelled 3 km on his foot to save his life. As Gumla is a Naxal-affected region, armed commandos of the Central Reserve Police Force accompanied their colleague to the health centre, the official added.

Doctors of the health centre praised the jawan for his intelligent and bold move as that saved the life of the election official who probably was hit by the severe heat wave prevailing in the area, he said.

Meanwhile, an estimated 63.77 per cent of the 45.26 lakh electorate cast their votes on Monday in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand, which passed off peacefully.

Lohardaga (ST), Palamu (SC) and Chatra constituencies are among the states 14 Lok Sabha constituencies, which went to the polls on Monday.

The voters exercised their franchise in 6,072 polling stations and 25,727 polling personnel conducted the polling.

First Published: Monday, April 29, 2019 10:34 PM
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