Cop honoured for rescuing elderly man at railway station

This policeman’s kindness didn’t go unnoticed.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:March 31, 2013 2:53 am

This policeman’s kindness didn’t go unnoticed. On Saturday,ASI Kulwant Singh Malhi,incharge of zone 1 Traffic Police was honoured by the Senior Citizens Welfare Association at Baddowal for rescuing a 78-year-old blind Maharashtra man who was abandoned by his family.

The elderly man had reached Ludhiana as he was duped by his brother and sister-in-law,who allegedly took his property and left him on train to Ludhiana from Maharashtra. He landed at the city railway station and his plight was brought to Malhi’s notice.

“I simply do not understand how can people can be so rude with their elders. This blind man was duped by his own brother and sister-in-law. He reached Ludhiana in January. It was severely cold and he did not even have clothes to cover himself properly. I met him at Clock Tower near railway station and my heart never allowed me to leave him alone as he was blind,” Malhi told Ludhiana Newsline. He added that even the blankets,which he had brought for the old man,were stolen by miscreants the following night. Malhi eventually decided to find a old age home for the elderly man but had to face roadblocks in this regard.

“I took him to Dadan,an old age home on Pakhowal road first but they said they have no arrangements to keep such old people and then we went to a shelter home opened by NRI in Phagwara and they too washed their hands off and refused to keep him. In the end I remembered a father of a church I knew long back and he asked me to bring the old man to the Christian Prarthana Bhawan in Machhian Khurd and finally the old man got his new home. Now he is living peacefully there and even has an attendant to take care of him,” said an emotional Malhi.

“In the future if he needs anything I am there for him,”said the traffic policeman who was also appreciated by Ludhiana Commissioner Ishwar Singh and then ACP traffic Swapan Sharma for the noble deed.

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