In what was a heroic act, a sub-inspector bravely walked into a house in Greater Noida which was on flames to bring out 2 LPG cylinders in a bid to prevent further damage, the police officials said.
A fire was reported in Greater Noida on May 3 following which the officials from the local police post led by Akhilesh Kumar Dixit rushed to the spot, they said.
“Around 3.15 pm the police reached the spot and a crowd was gathered outside the house belonging to Geeta and Phool Singh. Somebody informed the officials that two LPG cylinders with full gas were kept inside the house,” SHO Dankaur, Samresh Singh, said.
“After giving a thought to the situation, SI Akhilesh Kumar Dixit quickly arranged a blanket from a neighboring house. He then covered his body with the blanket and barged into the house and came back with the cylinders, preventing any bigger damage,” he added.
After making sure that the cylinders are removed safely along with the locals evacuated from the house, the police managed to drench the fire in some time with no person injured in the whole incident, Singh added.
The SHO, Samresh Singh explained the fire was sparked by a short circuit.
After learning about his bravery, people started lauding him for his dedication towards his work: