Daily-wage labourers, construction workers, drivers, vegetable and fruit sellers and other economically backward sections of the society have been the worst affected by the 21-day lockdown imposed by the Indian government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. They have been robbed of their daily income which is used to feed their families, reports India Today. Many have been left stranded with no place to go after transport services have been suspended.
Two such daily-wage labourers, Prashant and Dilshad, had not eaten anything for 4 days amidst the lockdown. Desperate in hunger, they were forced to call the Delhi Police and ask for help. Delhi Police then came forward and fed them.
The police also provided them with ration for further use, masks, and hand-sanitizers.
Delhi Police took to Twitter to post a video of the incident. Have a look:
These 2 boys Prashant and Dilshad, daily wage labourers, have not eaten anything for last 4 days. They made a PCR call today which was received at Inderlok chowki. The chowki staff fed them and also donated Food/Rashan . #GoodSamaritans@DelhiPolice pic.twitter.com/civHY5SCXY
— DCP North Delhi (@DcpNorthDelhi) March 26, 2020
People on the internet are lauding the police for coming to the aid of the helpless and are calling them “heroes”.
Thank you @DelhiPolice for your spontaneous service. You all deserve a big round of applause & salute!👏🙏
— Janmajit Shankar Sinha (@janmajit07) March 26, 2020
Great job,we are proud of you Delhi police
— ( ਸਰਬਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (हिंदुस्तान मेरी शान, 🇮🇳) (@Sarbjee72985229) March 26, 2020
With everyone in lockdown, policemen are the only people who can help the one's in need
— SeriousAli (@seeriousAli) March 26, 2020
Salute you our heros
— Nimittekam (@inocenthindu) March 26, 2020
Well done Sir 👍👍
More Power to Police 🙏
— manoj INDIAN (@manoj419) March 26, 2020
This is real humanity. Big salute to Delhi cops..🙏
— Prasad (@Prasadyalasi) March 26, 2020
Sometimes all it takes is an act of kindness to help people get by dark times!