Sangrur : A 24-year-old Sikh set aside the religious code by removing his turban to save four youths from drowning in a canal here.
Four youngsters of Sarafa Bazaar Market, in the age group of 18-25 years, had gone to a canal to immerse a Ganesha idol on Friday when gushing water made them lose their balance at Sular Ghaat near Sunam village.
Inderpal Singh, who was sitting on the canal embankment, spotted the drowning youths. He took off his turban, hurled it towards them and pulled them out with its help, police and witnesses said.
The incident came to light after a video was circulated in the social media.
The rescued youths were identified as Inderpal Singh, Jiwan Singh, Kamalpreet Singh and Inder Tiwari.
Inderpal, one of the youths saved, said his namesake had first tried to pull them out with the help of a wire that was lying on the embankment but it broke. He then used his turban.
Inderpal’s life-saving act was similar to an incident in New Zealand in May this year when Harman Singh (22) had used his turban to save the life of a boy who bled from the head after being hit by a car in Auckland.