They say ‘a good deed is its own reward’. And the saying holds water now more than ever when we’re battling a global pandemic. Amidst all the uncertainty, we’ve seen stories of kindness and hope, of people coming together to help the community and this is why we’re certain that we’ll get through this.
According to Bangalore Mirror, on April 16, Kukatpally police inspector BL Lakshmi Narayana Reddy received an SOS call about a person requiring immediate medical assistance. 30-year-old Lalit Kumar (a Hyderabad Metro Rail employee) had severe appendix pain.
The officer took him to the hospital for an appendicitis procedure and paid Rs.20,000 out of his own pocket as Lalit had only Rs.5,000 which was not sufficient to pay the bill.
Your Concern beyond Humanity towards Mr. Lalit who got stranded due to #LockDown really deserves this appreciation.
Admitting him at hospital & supporting financially on your own, proves once again that, police is there to reach every needy.
Proud of you Dear SHO Kukatpally. pic.twitter.com/Ay7Vs8O3zr
— DGP TELANGANA POLICE (@TelanganaDGP) April 23, 2020
India Today quoted the officer saying,
“I have just followed the orders of my commissioner of police VC Sajjanar, who in every meeting reminds us, that the life of every person living in the state is our responsibility, no matter where they hail from.”
According to News18, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur got to know of his heartwarming gesture and sent the cop a letter of appreciation.
— Swati Lakra IPS (@IGWomenSafety) April 23, 2020
The CM said,
“In this difficult situation, you not only helped in admitting him to the hospital but also paid an amount of Rs 20,000 for surgery from your own pocket. This act was a great gesture on your part and I appreciate your exemplary effort. Your deed is an inspiration to all persons involved in the fight against COVID-19.”
The cop himself had instructed his constables not to tell anyone but Lalit’s family called the DGP control room to say thank you. Thank you, sir, for going above and beyond the call of duty.