Aizawl: At just 16 years, Lalvarlien, who hailed from a remote village in the newly created Pherzawl district of Manipur, has become an epitome of bravery and courage. The boy taught the whole world how great deeds are by saving the life of a stranger at the cost of his life.
Lalvarlien, a resident of Lungthulien on the Manipur-Mizoram border, lost his life while saving a girl from drowning on Tuesday. He was working in a field with his father when he spotted a girl, who was drowning in the nearby Tuibum river, family sources said.
The boy immediately rushed to spot, and did not think twice before diving into the river to save the girl even though he did not know how to swim.
Another boy, who came to the girl’s rescue, helped him pull out the girl but Lalvarlien was swept away by the strong water current. Soon, he vanished and remained missing so far.
On hearing the incident, local volunteers of Lungthulien village rushed to the spot and launched a search operation, a local leader said. His body was fished out from the river in the afternoon around 2 pm, he added.
Lalvarlien was laid to rest at his village on Wednesday, sources said.