'Came Like An Angel': Bystander 'Rescues' Firozabad Cop From Mob

The policeman, Ajay Kumar, had injuries on fingers and head when he was reportedly rescued by a man offering namaz.

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Policeman Ajay Kumar thanks Hajji Qadir for rescuing him from a violent mob.
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A policeman in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh was rescued by a cautious bystander when he was surrounded and beaten by a mob during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest on Friday, December 20, reported NDTV.

Hajji Qadir was reportedly offering namaz when he noticed the policeman, Ajay Kumar, surrounded and beaten by a mob. Qadir came to the policeman’s rescue, took him to his house and assured him that he will be safe, according to NDTV.

“Hajji Qadir sahab took me to his home. I had injuries on one of my fingers and head. He gave me water and his clothes to wear and assured me that I will be safe. He took me to the police station later.”
Ajay Kumar to NDTV

Qadir told NDTV that he did not know the policeman’s name and only rescued him out of humanity.

So far, twenty civilians have been killed following protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and a violent crackdown. Mohammad Haroon, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad, who was shot during an anti-CAA protest, died in Delhi's AIIMS Trauma Centre in the early hours of Thursday, 26 December.

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