11-yr-old boy who saved 2 from drowning in Assam floodwater felicitated

Updated: few hours ago

Tezpur (Assam), Jul 11 (PTI) The Sonitpur district administration felicitated an 11-year-old boy on Thursday for saving a woman and her daughter from drowning in rising floodwater four days ago.

Deputy Commissioner Narsing Pawar handed over a token financial assistance of Rs 5,000 and a bicycle to the boy, Uttam Tanti, who has to walk for over an hour to reach school every day.

On July 7, Uttam saved Anjali Tanti and her 3-year-old daughter Riya from drowning in the Digholjuli river, which they were trying to cross in Dhankhana village. However, another little girl was washed away, officials said.

After the felicitation programme, Uttam told reporters that he was sorry that he failed to save the other child...