Pramod Kumar wasted no time after seeing the girl, identified as Lakshmi Pal, drowning in the canal which flows behind the CRPF's 55th Battalion camp in west Delhi's Bawana area around 11 a.m.
"Immediately the sentry alerted other personnel and jumped into the canal and with the help of Head Constable K.D. Sharma and Assistant Sub-Inspector K. C. Meena carried her to shore and administered first aid in the CRPF hospital," Dinakaran said.
The girl, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur and now residing in west Delhi's Narela, was taken to to Maharishi Balmiki government hospital in the area.
According to the CRPF, its officials rescued three civilians from drowning in 2017.
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