The policeman, posted at Tiljala Police Station, is the new hero on social media who went out of his way to help three men who were stuck at E.M. Bypass with a broken car at three in the morning.
Diptanjan Chakraborty, along with two friends, was returning from a marriage ceremony at 2 AM in Dunlop area of Kolkata. There car hit a pothole in BT Road and started making some strange noises. Diptanjan wrote that they kept going because there was no surety about the problem and the area they were crossing wasn’t safe at night. Just as they climbed the Parama Island Flyover, the car’s left mudguard fell apart.
the upper chunk of the tubeless tyre gave away.
Cab service wasn’t available at that time as all service shops were closed. After noticing a police booth nearby, they approached them for help.
The constable told Times of India:
I had just returned from our round at Picnic Garden when they approached us. I immediately removed the car from the central verge. I then offered one of them a lift in my patrol bike.
When they found a mechanic, at that hour he charged Rs 1,000. The friend said he had only Rs 800 on him. Kamal Das intervened and said he will pay whatever extra money is needed. The policeman knew the issue about the night and what problems can take place. Hence, he tried to help them the best possible way.
This selfless behavior of the policeman amazed the three travelers.
A very polite helping-hand, he rescued us at midnight. This is what Kolkata is known for. We felt safe even at 3:00 am…He took care of us like he had known us for years.
Before leaving, he said just one thing to the three help-seekers:
Dada, sob police kharap hoy na, Lok e onek kichu na jene amader ke aje baje kotha bole,” (Brother, not every policeman is bad. People speak ill of us without knowing a lot of things).
This isn’t the only incident. The constable once escorted a stranded Canadian citizen to his hotel on his patrol bike in the middle of the night.
C (traffic) Solomon V Neshakumar told Times of India, “We need men like him in the force.”
Diptanjan wrote a Facebook post, thanking the constable and ASI Adhir Kr Roy, who was also there at the police booth. He also asked Kolkata Traffic Police Department to thank him from their side too. They definitely should.
Check the post here.