By SHEFA RAFI
Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light, says US based best selling author, holistic health expert and a global speaker Amy Leigh Mercree. True, the kindness shown by Dr. L. Balaji Saravanan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) brought smiles on the face of 86 year old woman, who had gone to city police commissioner’s office to meet the DCP in connection with a complaint.
Octogenarian Rangammal, a resident of RS Puram neighbourhood was aggrieved in not getting back her pledged jewels. And she decided to knock at the doors of city police commissioner to get her grievance redressed. Since the DCP’s office was located on the first floor, the elderly woman expressed her inability to climb the stairs which was informed to DCP by the woman constable handling the reception counter.
No sooner, the DCP Balaji Saravanan came down all the way to meet the old woman near the reception counter and received the petition and assured to take action. And he directed the RS Puram police station head to look into the complaint and the pledged jewels returned to her. The elderly woman thanked the DCP for his timely gesture.
In a step further, DCP Balaji Saravanan directed the woman constable at the reception counter to send the old woman in an auto to her residence in RS Puram.
Accolades poured in from several quarters for the humanitarian act by the DCP.
The picture of DCP in conversation with the old woman at the police commissioner’s office near reception went viral.
Truly, such generosity by a top honcho will certainly go a long way in adding more value to the police department while wiping out the wrong impression public have about the law enforcing agency.