Igniting Ideas For impact

Embarking on a transformative journey through six chapters, we traverse India's landscape, exploring pioneering startups and their revolutionary...

9 months

Brave Cop Wades Through Chest-Deep Water to Save Infant After Father’s Tweet!

"When I reached the spot, there was water up to the waist at the entrance. However, I just walked in and managed to reach the third floor flat," said Constable Gite.

Brave Cop Wades Through Chest-Deep Water to Save Infant After Father’s Tweet!

They say that the internet is a dark place. While cyberbullying, frauds and trolls are the many facets of this dark side, most people tend to overlook the positive power of social media which can drive quick action and save lives.

A classic example of this ‘power’ was when an alert passenger, Adarsh Shrivastava, helped rescue 26 minor girls from being trafficked with one tweet. Read more about the story here.

Similarly, today we bring you the story of a six-month-old girl who was rescued by Palghar police from a waterlogged building in Manikpur, on July 11.

Mumbai Cop Wades Through Chest-Deep Water to Save Infant After Father's Tweet!
Source:Twitter/Palghar police

As various parts of the city continue to be submerged under water, and NDRF conducted rescue operations to save stranded individuals, Sharad Jha, a media professional, tweeted at 11 am.

Addressing the Palghar police and other authorities he wrote, “We are stranded in Sun city, Vasai west area with heavy water logging and my daughter is in serious condition vomiting since morning. We have no means to move out for doctor. need immediate doctor’s support.”

It was only a matter of time until the police control room intimated the Manikpur police station. Constable Gite was given the responsibility to rescue the child and take her to the nearest Astha hospital. But it wasn’t easy.

Speaking to Indian Express, Constable Gite recalled, “I was asked to go to the Irish building in Sun City to help some people. When I reached the spot, there was water up to the waist at the entrance. However, I just walked in and managed to reach the third floor flat.”

Once he made it to the third floor, the constable wrapped the baby in soft blankets and marched out to seek medical assistance.

“I just thought her to be my child. I would have done the same,” he said.

The toddler, Chetna Jha, was immediately rushed in a police vehicle and admitted to a private hospital.

Read More: Alert Train Passenger’s Tweet Saves 26 Underage Girls From Being Trafficked!

Chetna is now recuperating in the hospital and will be kept under observation for a while.

Once Chetna was admitted, 27-year-old Constable Gite, who was out all Wednesday morning, did not stop; he moved to other parts of Manikpur to help stranded citizens.

“There is severe waterlogging, and we are responding to all calls, as soon as possible. We have even helped some people without charged cell phones to use our phones and make calls,” he told the publication.

When asked about the delay in alerting officials about the situation, another officer said, “The delay in relaying information occurred because of poor connectivity. By the time the constable was assigned and he reached the spot, some hours had passed.”

Nonetheless, it is indeed a sigh of relief that Chetna was rushed to the hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery and hope Constable Gite is rewarded for his feat.

(Edited by Shruti Singhal)

Like this story? Or have something to share?
Write to us: [email protected]
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

If you found our stories insightful, informative, or even just enjoyable, we invite you to consider making a voluntary payment to support the work we do at The Better India. Your contribution helps us continue producing quality content that educates, inspires, and drives positive change.

Choose one of the payment options below for your contribution-

By paying for the stories you value, you directly contribute to sustaining our efforts focused on making a difference in the world. Together, let's ensure that impactful stories continue to be told and shared, enriching lives and communities alike.

Thank you for your support. Here are some frequently asked questions you might find helpful to know why you are contributing?

Support the biggest positivity movement section image Support the biggest positivity movement section image

This story made me

  • feel inspired icon
  • more aware icon
  • better informative icon
  • do something icon

Tell Us More



See All
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive stories daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement