Tarh Peeju, a nine-year-old, who died after saving her friends from drowning, will be immortalised as the government has announced to build a bridge after her.
Peeju, last Thursday, was washed away by floods after she saved two friends from drowning in River Pachin in the frontier state.
She, with her friends, was on her way to her mother’s farming field situated across the river. Peeju didn’t know that her mother had returned from the field, and in their attempt to cross the river met with the tragedy.
“She cried for help moments before she drowned tired and exhausted after saving her friends. Her body was found 30 metres away from the accident site,” recalled the locals. Chief Minister Kalikho Pul visited the house of the brave girl.