Man jumped into Yamuna from DND, divers save his life
New Delhi: Imran and Prakash, two divers near Yamuna Bank under the DND flyover usually spend their entire day picking up offerings put into Yamuna river from devotees from top of the DND bridge but Wednesday was different.
On Wednesday morning, they heard guards on DND shouting and running towards the middle of the DND with large number of people.
Both Imran and Prakash soon sensed something was wrong. Without wasting time, the duo ran towards the river bank.
"We saw them shouting, we knew either someone has fallen or someone has jumped into the river. In either case, we knew that the man's life was in danger. We soon spotted a man drowning in Yamuna. Prakash and me jumped into the river," said Imran whose legs were still covered with black mud coating.
By the time Prakash and Imran jumped into the river, the man has reached far off by the water current.
As the men on the DND flyover that connects Noida to Delhi called police, the two divers were already on the rescue mission swimming fast towards the drowning man.
"As the man resisted while we were trying to save him, we understood he intentionally jumped into the river to commit suicide. Since I and Imran are good swimmers, we overpowered him and brought him to the shore," Prakash told Millennium Post.
By the time the PCR van on the DND flyover reached the spot, the man has already been rescued by Imran and Prakash.
The man has been identified as 52-year-old Sanjay Arora, a resident of Sector-93 in Noida.
"We received the call in morning and saw men already gathered over the flyover, some clicking photographs and some making videos. However, it was these two brave men who rescued the drowning man," said ASI Satbir Singh posted in the PCR who responded to the call.
Rashmi Arora, wife of the victim said, "My husband is suffering from depression for the past 25 years and is undergoing treatment. He took a cab from Noida to go to ITO and as the cab crossed DND, he stopped the cab and jumped."
"It was found that he had business of pipe manufacturing which gave him huge losses, this led him to take this extreme step," said DCP South East Romil Baaniya.