By R Lester Makang
UKHRUL, Sept 4: In what closely resembles heroics in reel life, a 6-year-old boy risked his own life and saved another 4-year-old girl from drowning in a huge community pond at Rayotang in Ukhrul town today.
Reports said that around 12 noon on Thursday when some three/four children went to drink water from the local community pond located at Rayotang, four-year-old Rinshithor daughter of C Leisan of Lamlang village, suddenly fell into the pond. On seeing this, a 6-year-old Chanho Shaiza son of Thanga Shaiza of Ukhrul, who was also playing nearby immediately swung into action and rescued the girl.
Little brave Chanho, who live in the same locality, saved the life of Rinshithor by deftly using his feet to pull her out while clinging fast onto the edge of the huge concrete built community pond which was about 4 1/2 ft deep and 13 x 10 ft wide in dimension, sources have said.
As Rinshithor fell almost unconscious, reports said, little brave boy Chanho even carried her on his back and took her home. Both are said to be residing at Rayotang.
Meanwhile, C Leisan father of Rinshithor deeply acknowledged and exalted the heroic deeds of little Chanso.