As torrential rains marred the city almost bringing it to a halt, some public servants set an exceptional example by putting their duty first.
One such woman is Mumbai cop, Rajni Jabre.
As train services continued to be disrupted and streets submerged under water, the Mumbai cop did not fail to report to her duty at 8 am, sharp.
As many locals in Hindmata wade of Mumbai’s Parel region struggled to wade through knee-deep water, she decided to help them in every way she could.
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Armed with only an umbrella, she took it upon herself to help people cross clogged roads safely.
Watch her in action here
While most of her male colleagues decided to keep a safe distance by giving orders to locals to be careful, Jabre decided to walk through the waterlogged streets, choosing duty over her safety.
Speaking to Zee News, the diligent Mumbai cop said, “What to do, this is my duty, and I have to help people. I reported for duty at 8 in the morning and have been here since.”
Every year, hundreds of people get sucked into open sewers in waterlogged streets and suffer injuries due to potholes, electric wires etc. Many of these victims happen to be senior citizens and children who need special assistance.
And while some may claim that the Mumbai cop was only doing her duty, it is important to note that she could have done it without risking her well-being. But she went the extra mile to help people navigate through submerged streets and reach safer roads while covering them with her umbrella.
It is dedicated cops like Rajni Jabre who make Mumbaikars feel safe about stepping out of their homes even in the heaviest of rains. Hats off to undaunted heroes like her who keep the city running, no matter how grey the skies may seem!
If you liked this story, you may also want to read our small tribute to 5 Unsung Heroes Who Define The Spirit of Mumbai Even in the Heaviest of Rains here.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)