Noida has earned a notorious reputation for itself due to several incidents of road rage, armed aggression, and crimes, especially against women, that occur with alarming frequency.
So, when a mother-daughter duo found themselves stuck on an isolated road, one can only imagine how scared they were. This was until a police officer, Deepak Kumar came to their rescue and went out of his way to help them get their car started again.
The women were returning home after visiting their relative, Retired Army Colonel VP Sharma when they lost their way.
In a letter to the Noida traffic police, Sharma said, “My daughter aged 46 years and my granddaughter aged 21 years were returning to Greater Noida after visiting me. It was around 2000 hours when they left.
After about fifteen minutes, they lost their way and landed upon a lonely road with [many] potholes.
My granddaughter, who was at the steering wheel observed that the vehicle was not going straight. She stopped the car and got down and noticed that both the rear wheels had punctures.”
He further explained that even as many people were walking on the road, no one stopped for the women who were standing by the side of the car, trying to ask for help.
They were standing for a while when Constable Deepak Kumar passed by, saw the stranded women and stopped to offer help. “Observing the scare on their faces, he told them that there was nothing to worry about as he was from the UP Police Traffic Department and he would help them as a matter of duty.
After confirming that both the wheels had tubeless tyres, he went in his own transport and brought a person who could fix the puncture,” wrote Sharma.
But that wasn’t the end of their worries since only one tyre could be repaired at the spot. The other required more equipment that the mechanic could not bring along with him. The spare tyre in the women’s also proved to be unserviceable. Here, Kumar offered his own spare tyre to the women so they could start their car again and go home safely.
“… After ensuring that everything was okay, he guided them right up to their colony in Greater Noida. I am totally impressed by the dedication to duty by Mr Deepak. I will request you to give special recognition to the excellent job done by him to go out of the way to help two stranded ladies in a lonely place in Noida and get him suitably rewarded,” Sharma concluded.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)