Kendrapara (Odisha), Feb 14 (PTI) A policeman of Odishas Kendrapara district has earned accolades from his superiors for rescuing three little children from a car driven by their father in an inebriated condition and driving them home himself.
The driver of the car was arrested and his driving license suspended, police said on Sunday.
Havildar NN Soren stopped the car for rash driving near the crowded old bus stand chowk in Kendrapara town and found that the man behind the steering wheel was under heavy influence of alcohol, district Superintendent of Police Madhkar Sandeep Sampad said.
He also found two boys and a girl, who were between ages 3 and 7 years, in the back seat and they were frightened because of the negligent driving. It soon emerged that the driver was their father.
'Showing humanitarian gesture, he himself drove the car and safely dropped the children to their home,' the SP tweeted.
Soren said that when he took the three to their residence at Balagandi area of the town, their mother profusely thanked him for saving the children's lives.
Sampad said he has recommended Soren's name for an award.
The incident occurred on Friday night. PTI COR AAM NN NN