If the police ought to be alert and efficient in their work, it’s also the duty of the citizens to be aware and responsible.
A recent incident in Bengaluru, where an elderly man suffering from memory loss was reunited with his family by a social worker and the Bengaluru police, is the best example of what police-citizen coordination looks like.
The incident was posted on Facebook by a page called Community Policing and was further shared by the Bengaluru City Police’s official Facebook page.
On the morning of October 13, school teacher Rameshappa spotted an old man near the Peenya bus stop while on his way to work. The man had a rather lost look on his face. On talking to him, Rameshappa realised that he had lost his way and could not remember anything about his family or home.
Rameshappa then informed Police Inspector Sudhir and with the help of two police constables, they brought the old man to Rajgopalnagar police station. They then got him admitted to an orphanage where he was being taken care of.
The story, however, was destined for a happy ending after all. A few days after the incident, a couple came to the police station to lodge a complaint about their missing father. Inspector Sudhir immediately identified the missing person to be the same man and he was reunited with his family.
Rameshappa volunteers as the Area Suraksha Mitra for the Community Policing initiative started by the Bengaluru Police and the NGO Janagraha, which aims to bring citizens and the police together to maintain civic order and create awareness among people. “The very purpose of this initiative is to bring the police and the citizens to work together in harmony. We are trying to make people aware that it’s their responsibility to be alert and attentive. This incident is proves that if the citizens are aware, many mishaps can be prevented,” said Valli Narasimha, the Community Policing Manager of Janagraha.
Read the full post here:
A kind gesture by Area Suraksha Mitra Rameshappa attached with #RajagopalnagarCommunityPolicing helped an old man to get back to his family from an orphanage center –
On 13th Oct ASM Rameshappa, while en route to his office saw an helpless old man near Peenya bus stop. He seemed to be confused and extremely weak too.
He casually approached him and came to know through his conversations that the old man has lost his way and doesn’t remember anything further. ASM immediately informed PI Sudhir. With the help of PC Renukaiah and WPC Sowbhagya the old man was brought to the station and who in turn safely got him admitted in an orphanage for they were not able to get any details from the old man.
After few days, couple of them came to lodge a missing person police complaint in the station. PI Sudhir immediately identified the person , who was none other than the old man. Relatives thanked the team and old man was taken from the orphanage to his home back.
By being little considerate one can light the life of many!
You can get to know more about the Community Policing initiative by following their Facebook page.