Mohammad Shafiq (22) was battling for life at a city hospital with only his 72-year-old grandmother by his side. He had no relatives or friends who were ready to donate blood to save him and the doctors efforts to arrange for blood were taking too long.
The time was running out for Shafiq. That was when Sub-Inspector Vikas Kumar stepped in. The policeman,whose duty was limited to ensuring law and order in his area,donated blood to save Shafiqs life.
A resident of JJ colony in Shakurpur,Shafiq was returning home after collecting his salary of Rs 2,000 when he was attacked by a robber.
Shafiq,who works as a labourer and supports a family of four,put up a fight when the robber asked him to hand over the money. The assailant then stabbed Shafiq in the stomach and fled with the money.
Shafiq sought help from a PCR van stationed in the area. Blood was oozing from his stomach. We took him to the hospital and he was admitted, a police officer said.
A case of robbery and attempt to murder was registered.
The next morning,Sub-Inspector Vikas went to record Shafiqs statement,but doctors told him that his condition was critical.
I tried contacting his family,but no relatives was ready to come forward. As his condition was deteriorating,I told the doctor to check if I can be the donor, Vikas said.
The blood group matched.
I am glad that I was able to help a person. His condition is said to be stable now, he said.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Tajender Luthra said: What the Sub-Inspector did was beyond the call of duty,but not beyond the call of humanity. We have taken note of it and he will be suitably rewarded.