The man travelled 250 km to the Bareilly hospital where his wife was admitted. Soon after, the couple was blessed with a baby boy. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
In these gloomy times, this story of compassion, humanity and perseverance will put a smile on your face. The news comes amid reports of police action and allegations of inhuman behaviour by men in khaki during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown across India. It all started on March 25 when a pregnant lady posted an appeal on social media. In her video, a visibly-anxious Tamanna spoke about her due date and how there was no one to take her to the hospital. She said that her husband was stuck in Noida due to coronavirus lockdown and now she was not sure what will happen next. (Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates)
This was the moment when Additional DCP Ranvijay came into the picture. As soon as he got the viral video on his WhatsApp, he decided to help the mother-to-be. He contacted Tamanna, asked her about her husband's details. Anees Khan, who works at an embroidery centre was contacted by the Noida Police and was told about her wife's condition. Due to the lockdown, since no private vehicle was allowed, the cops arranged for a car and told Khan and three of his relatives to take the curfew pass also.
The man travelled 250 km to the Bareilly hospital where his wife was admitted. Soon after, the couple was blessed with a baby boy. And they decided to name the child after Additional DCP Ranvijay. The joyous mother says she wants her child to become like the hero cop and serve humanity.
The story of Uttar Pradesh policemen going out of their way to help a young mother shows that there is a kinder shade of khaki. There have been numerous reports about police beating the migrant labourer for not following the lockdown.
On Thursday, there was a report about a 26- year-old daily wager walking over 135 km without food from Nagpur in Maharashtra to reach his home in Chandrapur. As panic built up over the lockdown and poor people started returning to their homes, Narendra Shelke, who worked as a labourer in Pune, also decided to go back to his native Jambh village in Saoli tehsil of Chandrapur district. He managed to catch the last train from Pune to Nagpur, but as the government later enforced restrictions on all sorts of travel, he got stranded in Nagpur. Unable to find any assistance and left with no other option, Shelke started a foot march on the Nagpur-Nagbhid road on Tuesday to reach his village in Chandrapur. He walked for two days without food and survived only on water.
(With agency inputs)