Useless, tyrant, or oppressor, these are some among the many adjectives that we often use for our police force. Taking a look at the recent headlines, the UP police fiasco certainly reinforces our faith in these adjectives. However, there is no denying the fact that there are two sides of a coin. When there is one side that is seen as a tyrant, there is also the other side which talks about the human face of a cop. Yes, this is a story of humanity!
District Police Chief of Mahbubnagar, Rema Rajeswari recently tweeted an image that touched our hearts. But, before digging deeper into the details, let’s take a look at the image:
What do you see? A policeman taking care of a baby! If you are wondering what is so special about this image, then let us give you a peek at the background story. The person in the image is Mujeeb-ur-Rehman of Moosapet Police Station, Telangana. He is a head constable who was on guard duty during the SCTPC exam.
He is seen holding an infant and also trying to console the crying baby. Now, the baby is not his own but of a mother who was inside the hall giving the examination.
In his own words, the lady who came for the examination left the baby outside with her sister-in-law. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman stated:
‘I usually see people dropping their spouses or kin at the venue and returning. But this time, the woman candidate appeared at the centre with a four-month-old baby boy, along with her sister-in-law. Since we do not allow any accomplice to stay within the premises of the exam hall, we made them wait outside the school.’
However, being very young the sister-in-law was not properly able to manage the baby who started crying.
‘It was a three-hour long exam. The baby was quiet and played on the girl’s lap for about an hour. But as time passed, the baby started squirming. The woman’s sister-in-law, who would be barely 15 or 16 years old, kept cradling the baby, but to no avail. It was hungry, crying inconsolably and writhing in her lap. The girl clearly had no idea how to manage the toddler.’
With rising agitation of the baby, the head constable couldn’t keep quiet anymore. Then he decided to take charge of the matter.
‘I could not bear to see a child crying in front of my eyes. Also, there were no other women police constables or accomplices who could manage the baby. So, I didn’t think twice and took the toddler into my hands.’
Well, the baby rested in his arms before drifting off into a slumber. Later upon inquiry, it was revealed that due to their poverty the mother was forced to bring such a small baby to exam hall as there was no one else to take care of the little one. Not only us but netizens are also touched by this wonderful gesture. Here’s what they said:
Showcasing this won’t suit many’s Perspective who feed on portraying Police as villain not understanding how inhuman conditions they have to work in, be in constant pressure, meet with unsocial elements all the time, definitely not get holidays when entire world gets it
— Manish Verma (@manver023) September 30, 2018
He worked with pure humanitarian ground. Salute to your administration. Keep it up.
— gnyaneshwarsallakond (@gnyaneshwar63) September 30, 2018
Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Tussi Great Ho #Salute
— AnirudhaSingh (@AnirudhaPSingh) September 30, 2018
Man in uniform also amongst us!! There is grt 1 liner of Gangajal flick.. Samaj ko police vaise hi milti jaisa samaj khud hota hai? 👌💐
— ChiTi Ke bhi pAr nIkaL aiE? (@NPathak1234) September 30, 2018
Such a beautiful picture. Respect 🙏
— 🇮🇳 Shweta Singh (@shwetas_1) October 1, 2018
Good and kind people do exist in some corner, away away from this dirty world..
— human_on_earth (@run61882904) September 30, 2018
Salute the honest forces. While there are corrupt officials, its these kind of foot soldiers who step up for nation. They hardly meet ends with their salaries yet bring smiles on public. Face the brunt, stones, weather , pollution on roads, care towards life/death alike. salute
— reachaj (@reachaj1) September 30, 2018
So sweet. That’s humanity and few police man also have it
— Ravindra kumar (@smartchap_no1) September 30, 2018
Madams , this is the most beautiful picture of the day. Thanks Calamur , for sharing this .
— Gabbarwaa (@Gabbarwaa) September 30, 2018
Good to see positive side of police being shown. It is very much necessary to change the perception of people. Great initiative Madam 😊 Hope it goes Pan India.
— लालू (@lalug999) September 30, 2018
With stories of police atrocities making it to headlines, this is a story that certainly warms our hearts. It is a story that certainly shows the human face of a cop. It also reestablishes the fact that being a good human is a choice and every one of us should make that!