Govind Chavda ,a policeman in Vadodara is getting admired on social media after he saved an infant from floods in Gujarat
The video was shared by an IPS officer in which the cop is seen carrying the
a 45-day-old infant in a tub while he was struggling to get through high water which seems around four-feet .He turned out to be the real hero.
Additional DGP, Gujarat: Dr. Shamsher Singh, tweeted
“Proud of the humanitarian work of this cop in Vadodara. Great courage & dedication. Rescued the baby & family. Video clip of rescue operation of a baby of 45 days by cop Govind Chavda,”
Vadodara received a heavy rainfall of 499 mm in 24 hours ending 8 am on Thursday. Of this, 286 mm of rain fell in just four hours, between 4 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday which created a flash flood-like situation in the city.
When the water released from Ajwa dam, made conditions worse and the water came rushing to the town.
In some parts, the water level was reported to have reached over six feet. Crocodiles from nearby Vishwamitra River came along with water creating fear situtions among people. Forest department and NGOs are working to catch the reptiles.
Several teams of NDRF, SDRF, army and fire brigade along with local police worked day and night to evacuate over 5,000 people from low-lying areas to safe shelters.
Twitteraties expressed their love for the cop