New Delhi: A Sikh police officer is garnering respect and affection on social media for saving a Muslim man from allegedly being mob lynched.
A video of the cop, Gagandeep Singh is doing the rounds on social media, with people hailing his bravery.
While some of the people on Twitter applauded Singh’s act and his commitment towards his work, many called him ‘real hero.’
In the video, Singh was seen surrounded by the crowd, who were attacking the Muslim man, who was found with a Hindu girl at a temple in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar.
Twitterati hailed the courage and the goodness of the cop:
When the Muslim was being beaten by the mob, Gagandeep clung to the body of the Muslim, taking the blows on himself. Long live Gagandeep Singh!
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) May 25, 2018
Gagandeep Singh, an Inspiration. Minority himself (Sikh) he stood up and protected Muslim man from Hindutva (Hindu extremist) mob threatening to kill him and his Hindu gf for dating. Killings have been regular w/ PM Modi’s reign. Singh received threats frm Hindutva for doing this https://t.co/EU5ZxHTtJi
— Kirpa Kaur (@kirpakaur) May 25, 2018
I saw the video where that Sikh officer protects the man in Uttarakhand from the mob. Without getting into the issue for which the mob was after him, i think the office did a good job there. You don’t see Indian police officers doing this, often.
— Libertine Singh (@Indian4liberty) May 25, 2018
Bravo!! Sikh cop confronted a whole Hindutva swarm to save a Muslim from being lynched. https://t.co/HqYnSkHPeG
— Sanam Sutirath Wazir (@sanamwazir) May 24, 2018
Sikh cop in Dehradun saves a Muslim man from a rabid violent mob https://t.co/Hi5UlNwX67
This is doing duty. Instead of letting mob be
— NoToSilence (@akdwaaz) May 24, 2018