A misstep sent a cat plummeting into a narrow duct. Her distraught mews reached a nearby villager, who called Animal Rahat for help.

This image shows a cat stuck at the bottom of the duct, too scared to go into the bucket.

The team rushed to the scene and lowered a trap cage with pungent food inside, but she was too distressed to eat. Using a large bamboo stick and a net instead, they got her to climb on top of the cage and carefully hoisted her out.

The cat climbed on top of the cage and ran off as soon as she reached ground level.

Once liberated, the terrified feline fled to familiar territory.