Several shops were torched by miscreants after stone-pelting at a bike rally of Hindutva organizations in the city on Saturday evening. Two women, who came to the market to shop, hid in a nearby house to escape. When the house was also engulfed in flames from all sides, the women and the child with them started crying. On hearing the child’s voice, constable Netresh ran and took the child in his lap and ran outside. Women also ran behind him. All three survived.
Constable Netresh Sharma posted at Karauli police post said that there was chaos in the market after stones were pelted at the bike rally and shops were set on fire. Flames and smoke were visible all around. Meanwhile, at around 6:30 pm at Phota Kot, he along with the police team got involved in trying to douse the fire.
According to the media reports constable Netresh Sharma said. “Two bangle shops were also burning at Futakot. A house next to the shop was seen engulfed in flames from all sides. The cry of two women and a child was coming from the house. The child was crying loudly. The woman was shouting someone save my child. When I heard this sound, I saw women surrounded by fire. I ran there and covered the child with a cloth. Told the women, I am running out with the child in my lap, you should also run after me. Taking the child in my arms, I came out of the flames. Both women also ran after me. The lives of all three were saved safely. After this, left them in a safe place away from the house. The women thanked for this.”
Rajashtan Police praised on twitter handle
Rajasthan Police has saluted the spirit by sharing a photo of Constable Netresh Sharma, who saved the lives of two women and a child, from its official Twitter handle.
In view of the violence, curfew had to be imposed in Karauli. 36 people were injured in stone pelting. One suffered serious injuries. 36 shops were burnt. More than 70 motorcycles were set on fire. When the situation in Karauli became tense, the Rajasthan government sent 600 policemen including five IPS from Jaipur to Karauli. SIT has been set up to investigate the whole matter. CM Ashok Gehlot said that the rioters will be dealt with strictly.