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Alert CRPF dog saves man trapped under debris in Jammu-Kashmir

CRPF dog Ajaxi found a man trapped under debris of landslide that occurred last night near milestone 147 on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday. On cue from Ajaxi, CRPF personnel of 72nd Battalion rescued the man.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2019 23:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
Following the cue from the dog, the troops began searching and found the man trapped in the debris of the landslide which had occurred the previous night.
Following the cue from the dog, the troops began searching and found the man trapped in the debris of the landslide which had occurred the previous night. (Photo: ANI)
         

A mentally unsound man trapped under the debris of a landslide was rescued on Wednesday morning around 6.30 when a dog of the Central Reserve Police Force—part of a bomb disposal squad, alerted his handlers in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

CRPF spokesperson AK Jha said, “The bomb disposal squad of 72nd battalion of the CRPF was sanitizing the Jammu-Srinagar highway when CRPF’s dog Ajaxi, started giving signals on reaching mile stone 147, which falls in Ramban district to his handlers”.

Jha said the CRPF personnel approached the spot cautiously and began searches.

The CRPF party that used shovels to remove the gravel and debris found a man trapped beneath the landslide which had occurred during wee hours on Wednesday, he added.

Watch | Man trapped under landslide debris rescued after CRPF dog alerts personnel

 

The CRPF party was assisted by E/239 Battalion of the CRPF deployed in the nearby area.

Company commander, Inspector N N Murmu along with his men started rescuing the trapped man with great caution and eventually succeeded in rescuing him, said Jha.

Jha said Army personnel also joined the rescue operation and managed to pull out the mentally unstable man.

He was immediately shifted to a hospital for treatment.

Though he is fine but under shock, said the officer.

The rescued man is mentally unsound and used to roam the highway, he said.

The landslide had occurred at Mehad on the outskirts of Ramban town during wee hours of Wednesday.

The rescued man has been identified as Pardeep Chand, son of Jagdev Chand of Ladhwal in Batote.

First Published: Jul 31, 2019 17:27 IST

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