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RPF constable rewarded

By Our Staff Reporter

CHENNAI, FEB. 3. B. Dhesi, an RPF constable was given a cash reward by the Southern Railway today for rescuing a few people, who were caught in the waters, when the tsunami hit the coast.

Mr. Dhesi, belonging to a fishing family, went to Devanampatnam in Cuddalore, on a holiday.

He was on the beach, when the tsunami hit. On seeing four persons battling for life, he entered the waters and took them to a safer place.

However, his aunt and his wife's nephew drowned in the waters.

On hearing the news, the Cuddalore District Collector, Gagandeep Singh Bedi, sent a letter of appreciation to K.S. Balasubramanian, Inspector-General of Police, RPF, Southern Railway.

Following this Mr. Balasubramanian recommended his name for a reward.

The Southern Railway General Manager, Ramesh Chandra, presented Mr Dhesi with Rs 2,000 in cash.

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