Constable M. G. Naidu and Constable N. Upendra of 176Bn saved life of a 14 year old girl drowning in the river. The brave men didn't think twice and jumped in the strong currents.. Image Source: IANS News

Srinagar, July 16 : The brave efforts of two CRPF troopers who saved a girl from drowning in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district was praised by locals and the twitterati on Tuesday.

On Monday, the troopers, M.G. Naidu and Nalla Upendra, immediately jumped into the stream when they saw 14-year-old Nigeena being washed away by powerful currents.

The girl would have drowned, had not been for the timely rescue by the troopers who risked their lives to save her.

Residents of the area, especially the parents of the girl, have said they can never fully express the gratitude they owe to the two troopers.

"It was an extreme act of bravery for which the entire area remains i ndebted to these two brave jawans," said a local from the area.

Many Twitter users have also praised the bravery and presence of mind of the two troopers.

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