Brave hearts being felicitated for their heroic act. Image: Northeast Now

Dibrugarh policemen and a private firm employee saved two boys from drowning.

Assistant Sub-Inspector of police Purnananda Saikia of Barbaruah police station and Akhil Sarkar saved the boys while they were fishing near Lakhinagar.

They did not think twice before jumping into the water to save the boys, who have been identified as Debasish Dey and Priyanshu Malakar.

According to sources, the residents of the area raise an alarm to help Debasish and Priyanshu when they fell into the swelling river.

Both of them were struggling to keep their heads above water when Saikia and Sarkar rushed to the spot and jumped into the water to save the drowning youths.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha along with Superintendent of Police Sreejith T  felicitated the police officer at Barbaruah Police station for their heroics.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: