There's duty. There's beyond duty. Then there's this police officer who went out of her way to carry the dead body of an old, homeless man for 2 kilometres and performed his last rites when the locals refused to help.
AP Police cares: DGP Gautam Sawang lauds the humanitarian gesture of a Woman SI, K.Sirisha of Kasibugga PS, @POLICESRIKAKULM as she carried the unknown dead body for 2 km from Adavi Kothur on her shoulders & helped in performing his last rites.#WomanPolice #HumaneGesture pic.twitter.com/QPVRijz97Z— Andhra Pradesh Police (@APPOLICE100) February 1, 2021
The incident reportedly took place in a village on the outskirts Srikakulam district's coastal town of Palasa and a video of the cop is going viral on social media.
Identified as K Sirisha, the sub inspector noticed the dead body in the fields and requested the locals to help. When they refused, she came forward and carried the body on her shoulders with the help of another individual.
Netizens are saluting the officer for her humanitarian gesture.
Good service, Madam cop https://t.co/7da4G5h2GU— NARENDRA REDDY MAREDDY (@MareddyNarendra) February 2, 2021
Appreciate the lady public servant.— నాయుడు గారు (@1950Cbn) February 2, 2021
Also I laud the humanitarian gesture of person or people carried the unknown body on the other end, even though he is not a public or government servant.
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌 both of you.@APPOLICE100 https://t.co/Y3cGEmWO8n
Proud of your #Humanity & #Dedication towards duty. Thank you @APPOLICE100 for this.— Ayodhya Poul - अयोध्या पौळ पाटील. (@PoulAyodhya) February 2, 2021
More Power to you Officer.💪👮♀️
.@AnilDeshmukhNCP .@CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice @DGPMaharashtra https://t.co/VfOAEWPLC5
What a gesture! a fine example of going beyond the call of duty...Hats off!! https://t.co/KcaIatAjRI— Sarat chandra (@sharat2010) February 2, 2021
Sirisha, daughter of a mason and mother to a 12-year-old, feels proud of her job. Talking to TOI, she said:
I joined the police service to serve people and extend my services to the society. The dead deserve dignity too. I only did my duty.
We are proud of her too.