Nagpur: Displaying exemplary alertness and swift action, a Traffic Policeman not only rushed an injured man to hospital but saved his finger that was cut and separated by nylon ‘manja’ of a kite. The rare incident occurred on Manewada Ring Road on Tuesday noon.
The event got started when the victim Dattatray Damodhar Karangale, a Professor in Pandav Commerce and Engineering College and resident of Narendranagar, was going towards Manewada Square on his Passion motorcycle (MH-31/ CY9882). When Dattatray reached near Uday Nagar Square midway, suddenly the nylon ‘manja’ of a kite crossed him and in order to save himself, he pushed the deadly stuff by his hand. In the process, although Dattatray managed to avert a major mishap the sharp ‘manja’ cut and separated his one of the fingers (left hand little finger). The severed finger lay on the road. At that spot the Police Constable Arun Vishwanath Satpute, attached to East Zone Traffic Branch, was on duty.
He immediately summoned Patrol Van from Hudkeshwar Police Station and rushed the injured Karangale to a hospital. Soon after rushing Karangale to hospital, the Police Constable noticed that the severed finger lay on the road. A thought crept into his mine that if the cut finger is reached the hospital immediately, it can be joined by a surgery. He lifted the cut finger and after wrapping it a paper, frantically tried to trace the injured Karangale in nearby hospitals. But he could not. While searching for the injured Professor, the Traffic Constable reached Shatabdi Nagar Square and narrated the incident to his colleague Deepak Morey who was on duty. Deepak immediately contacted Hudkeshwar Police Station on walki-talki and came to know that the injured Dattatray Karangale has been admitted to Government Medical College and Hospital. The alert Police Constable Satpute rushed to GMCH and handed over the severed finger to doctors there. The doctors too showed swiftness and immediately performed the necessary surgery and joined the cut finger to its original place much to the elation of the Traffic Policeman Arun Vishwanath Satpute.
Had not the cop showed alertness and thoughtful action, the injured Professor Dattatray Karangale would have been a handicapped person for his entire life, a man with only nine fingers.