Assistant sub inspector of police, Narayana K, was on his way home when he spotted a woman standing alone alongside a scooter at night. He could have just kept going. Instead, he stopped and inquired if she needed any help. She did.
The woman had been left stranded in the relatively deserted street because the fuel in her scooter had run out. Unable to do anything else, she was waiting for her husband to bring fuel so she could go home. Except, it could take a while for him to get there.
Narayana took it upon himself to make sure she was safe and taken care of.
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First he helped her get away from the dark street by lending her his own scooter and advising her to go to Mekhri Circle, a nearby locality that is well-lit and always has commuters. Then he personally pushed her scooter to the area where he had asked her to wait, so she didn’t have to worry about her own vehicle. And finally he waited with her until her husband arrived, so she could get home safe and sound.
When the couple offered him money for helping them, he declined, simply noting that he was only doing his duty.
The woman took to social media where she narrated the incident in the Bengaluru Traffic Police Facebook page while also expressing her gratitude. The post was widely appreciated with many commending the officer for representing the best in law enforcement. It currently has over 66,000 likes and has been shared over 14,800 times.
Narayana’s chivalrous act also caught the attention of the state government as Home Minister G Parameshwara announced that he will be rewarded Rs 15,000.