Home News Reports MP cop who saved the lives of 400 children by carrying away a bomb, awarded by state govt

MP cop who saved the lives of 400 children by carrying away a bomb, awarded by state govt

Head constable Abhishek Patel has recently been winning hearts after it was reported on Friday about how he had heroically ran a whole Kilometre with a 10 Kg live bomb on his shoulder after it was found near a school. This effort by him to take the explosive away, reportedly helped save the lives of about 400 children. The shell of the bomb which belongs to the army was still live and yet to be diffused. This incident happened at Chitora village of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh.

His heroics received popular attention when clips of him running with the bomb went viral:

Abhishek (40) when asked about his motivation behind his brave act reportedly stated that when he reached at the spot he saw schoolkids playing near the spot where the bomb was lying. He suddenly saw the kids and without thinking anymore, picked up the bomb and made a dash. He also stated that the values inculcated his father who also was a police officer, were instrumental in him making the decision. His father reportedly used to say to him that a person is a real policeman when he/she takes an initiative to execute an action during a time time of peril.

- Ad - - article resumes -

He also explained his decision to run a Kilometre with a bomb by stating that a few months prior to the incident he was part of another police operation regarding a similar bomb and there and was told that an explosion would impact an area of 500 m in radius.

According to reports, there’s an army shooting range near the village but it could not be ascertained as to how did it end up near the school. In this army range mortars, ammunition shells and other weaponry are tested. During such tests some of the bombs don’t explode and fall in distant fields as a result these misused bombs keep getting discovered by the villagers.

After Abhishek’s heroic efforts, the bomb disposal squads of both the army and the police reached the spot but failed to carry out a controlled explosion on Saturday due to various technicalities which included their insistence on getting permissions from administrative officials and the subsequent failure in getting them. The explosion was finally carried out at 11:30 AM on Sunday which resulted in a black cloud of smoke emanating from the region and noise which was heard for kilometres.

As a result of his heroics, a reward of Rs 50,000 was announced by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for Head Constable Abhishek Patel. A reward is certainly the least with the state administration can do for Abhishek but it also needs to be ascertained as to how can such incidents of misused bombs falling near civilian buildings be prevented in the future.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

After days of drama, CM Kumaraswamy finally moved the trust vote today that failed to pass in the Assembly. As a result, the Karnataka government has officially collapsed

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Who is Prime Minister Modi’s ‘very special friend’ who came to meet him in the Parliament today?

Prime Minister Modi today shared images with a 'very special friend' who had come to meet him at the Parliament.
Exclusive interview with BLF chief Dr Allah Nazar Baloch with OpIndia

Pakistan plundering Balochistan, we appeal PM Modi to support freedom struggle: Dr Allah Nazar Baloch of BLF speaks exclusively to OpIndia

Away from the glare of the world that often talks tall on Human Rights and the rights of the indigenous people, Balochistan bleeds at the hands of Pakistan. OpIndia interviews founder and chief of Balochistan Liberation Front, Dr Allah Nazar Baloch

Uttar Pradesh: After Triple Talaq, Man pressurizes wife to undergo nikah halala with his brother and uncle

Rabiya further stated that when she refused to give in to her husband's demands, she was thrashed and thrown out of the house.

Hey, New York Times, F**k you, again

India successfully tested anti-satellite missile today, springing it into the elite space club.
Donald Trump lies in the most foolish manner about PM Modi and the Kashmir issue

Had Donald Trump taken time to educate himself about world affairs before becoming President, he would not look foolish

For Donald Trump to lie about something so elementary as India's stand on Kashmir, only goes to show how terribly ignorant the President truly is.

Senior citizen who used to put lizards in his own food on trains to get free meal caught by railway officials

A senior citizen named Surender Pal, in his 70s was found guilty of contaminating his own meal to get free ones from the national transporter

Is there a concerted attempt to sow doubts against PM Modi among his most loyal base?

By now, everyone of us who is out there on social media is aware of this strange new phenomenon.

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: Karnataka Government has fallen

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.

Himalayan Blunder : When India gave up on Tibet and what it needs to do now

During Rajiv Gandhi's 1989 visit to China, Deng Xiaoping had suggested: "Let both sides forget the unpleasant period in our past relations and let us treat everything with an eye on the future."30 years have since passed, however, the future is yet to arrive in India, Tibet and China relations.
Image Source: Moneycontrol

Karnataka Congress-JDS coalition government collapses after it fails to get trust vote passed in Assembly

After days of drama, CM Kumaraswamy finally moved the trust vote today that failed to pass in the Assembly. As a result, the Karnataka government has officially collapsed
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,801FansLike
160,637FollowersFollow
74,947SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post