They saved the life of a river dolphin that had strayed into an irrigation canal.
It was a Gangetic dolphin, an endangered species and IT was trapped there for more than 24 hours, people said.

It was discovered by the villagers of Tilkhoja. The dolphin’s age was guestimated to be about 12 years old. And even after 24 hours in the canal, the animal was still in good shape.

To keep it in good health, the dolphin was put in a water-filled vessel and carried on a truck by the forest department personnel with the help of villagers and safely released in the river after an hour’s journey.