Amid the fear of contracting coronavirus, a Mumbai cop has been selflessly cremating unclaimed bodies.
This cop is Police Naik Sandhya Shilavant of Shahu Nagar Police Station who works as an accidental death register (ADR) Karkun. Her job is to investigate accidental death cases, find the identity and then dispose off the bodies.
According to reports, this Police officer performed the last rites of four people out of which one was tested positive for COVID-19. Describing this event, she added,
Our police station staff went to the Bhoiwada crematorium where the BM staffers brought all the four bodies from the Sion Hospital and we stayed there till the final rites are conducted. I returned only after the crematorium authorities gave us receipts about the cremation.
This selfless act was also lauded by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
शाहूनगर पोलीस ठाण्यातील अंमलदार संध्या शीलवंत यांनी एकाच दिवशी चार बेवारस मृतदेहांवर अंत्यसंस्कार केले.आजवर त्यांनी असे सहा अंत्यसंस्कार केले आहेत.— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) May 21, 2020
"सामाजिक बांधिलकीची जाणीव असली की भीतीचे दरवाजे बंद होतात" हे त्यांचं वाक्य फक्त पोलीस दलासाठीच नाही तर सर्वांसाठीच प्रेरणादायी आहे. pic.twitter.com/ESiqb9I4yP
Twitter too praised this courageous officer.
These officers makes whole Maharashtra proud of this state and it's people.— Swapnil patil (@Swapnil28008151) May 21, 2020
My highest respect 🙏— Parag P. Shinde (@shindeparag) May 21, 2020
Hats off you mam, you done a good job , great Maharashtra police force👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏— Rajesh Mestry (@RajeshMestry11) May 21, 2020
Yes— Prashant Joshi (@Prashan81927419) May 21, 2020
Regards to her
Shilavant is the mother of a 13-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son. She has disposed off 20 unclaimed bodies in the last two years.