A teenager from Jodhpur has left netizens impressed after he along with two of his friends fearlessly fought off armed poachers. The feat and picture of 15-year-old Mukesh Bishnoi was shared on Twitter by the ERDS Foundation — an NGO working in Western Rajasthan for Conservation of Biodiversity. The tweet was later retweeted by Indian Forest Officer Parveen Kaswan.
“He is Mukesh Bishnoi from Jodhpur(15), Class 10 student. Last night, he heard a gunshot and ran towards that direction with two of his other friends. He had a faceoff with two armed (.303) Chinkara poachers. and was able to overpower the armed poacher after a good tussle. Kudos,” read the post by the NGO.
He is Mukesh Bishnoi, Age 15 yrs, Class 10 student. Yesterday night heard a gun shot, ran towards that direction with two of his other friends. Had a faceoff with two armed (Licensed 303 Rifle) Chinkara poachers. Able to overpowered gunned poacher after a good tussle. pic.twitter.com/Hvk4HAVGcI
— The ERDS Foundation (@and_ecology) May 11, 2020
In the Twitter thread, the NGO said the boy was in good health and also shared a video of Bishnoi narrating the incident.
Here is complete incident, narrated by himself only. @ParveenKaswan @CentralIfs @DrBhageerathIRS @my_rajasthan @MlaSanchore @sumitdookia @Saket_Badola @SanctuaryAsia @BittuSahgal @HCL_Foundation @WWFINDIA @IUCNAsia @TilotamaVarma @WCCBHQ @WCT_India @WCSIndia pic.twitter.com/dQIPlygWmX
— The ERDS Foundation (@and_ecology) May 12, 2020
Since being shared online, the post has gone viral and prompted several reactions online, with many lauding the little boy’s bravery.
Bravo Mukesh🙏🙏 https://t.co/wcfEI5ng2H
— Capt Triton (@CaptTriton) May 12, 2020
He deserves a bravery award. https://t.co/z7hV4z9RY5
— Spriha Srivastava (@s_spriha12) May 12, 2020
— Wildlife Trust India (@wti_org_india) May 12, 2020
— prerna singh bindra (@prernabindra) May 12, 2020
Brave person🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/htuS3jysvg
— doga (@desidoga) May 12, 2020
Absolutely inspiring ! https://t.co/O9bWtfuIQW
— Vishwesh 🇮🇳 (@VishweshIndia) May 12, 2020
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