Alertness and quick response of a Delhi Police constable saved lives of three teenagers who fell into an open pit reportedly dug for some construction work near Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi's Daryaganj.
The incident took place at 10pm on Friday and the teenagers were between the age group of 12 and 18 years.
The constable who rescued the victims was identified as Virender, 40, who is posted at the Daryaganj police station. Virender, according to a senior police officer, was on night patrolling duty when he rescued the boys.
"Virender was patrolling in the area when he heard the teenagers screaming from a pit that was over six-feet deep. After seeing them in danger, he immediately raised an alarm and with the help of some passersby and local residents, rescued the teenagers. The victims were then taken to a nearby hospital from where they were discharged after first-aid treatment," said the senior officer, adding that a case of negligence has been registered against the agency responsible for leaving the pit open.
Last month, in a similar incident reported from east Delhi area, a child lost his life after falling into an open water storage tank of the Delhi fire department.