A 24-year-old policeman on duty, Manoj Barahate, jumped 20 feet into a river to save a life, reports NDTV.
Manoj, who was on duty at Kumbh Mela in Nashik in Maharashtra, saw a devotee trying to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge into the waters of the River Godavari below.
Manoj dove right into the river to save the devotee’s life without thinking about his own safety. His act of bravery was caught on security cameras.
Praveen Gedam, the top official of the local corporation, applauded the cop on Twitter:
— Praveen Gedam (@praveengedam) September 14, 2015
Kumbh Mela is held every third year and is rotated between four holy sites. It is held at Nashik every 12 years and draws millions of pilgrims.