SANGRUR, Punjab -- A 24-year-old Sikh set aside religious code by removing his turban to save four youth from drowning in a canal here.
Four youths, aged between 18-25 years, of Sarafa Bazaar Market had gone to a canal to immerse Ganesha idol on Friday last when a gush of water made them lose their balance at Sular Ghaat near Sunam village.
Inderpal Singh, who was sitting on embankment of the canal, noticed that the youths were drowning. He took off his turban, hurled it towards the youths and pulled them out with its help, police and eyewitnesses 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, Kamalprit Singh and Inder Tiwari.
Inderpal, one of the youth saved, said their saviour had first tried to pull them out with the help of a wire that was lying on embankment of the canal but it broke. He then used his turban.
Inderpal Singh's life-saving act was similar to an incident that had taken place 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.