18-yr-old abandoned with baby becomes SI of Varkala after 14 years
Thiruvananthapuram: An 18-year-old girl who was left on the streets with her 6-month-old baby after being abandoned by her husband and family has become sub inspector at Varkala police station here. A true model of will power and confidence, Kanjiramkulam native Anie Siva built her life within 14 years.
When Anie Siva was a first year degree student at KNM Government College in Kanjiramkulam, she started living with her boyfriend against the will of her family. However, after having a baby, the man left her. Though she returned to her house, the family did not accept her.
With this, Anie started living with her son in the back shed of her grandmother's house. She sold curry powder and soap at households, worked as insurance agent, delivered essentials to houses, prepared projects and records for students and also helped vendors in festival grounds selling lime juice and ice cream.
Amid this busy life, Anie managed to complete graduation in Sociology. She kept moving from place to place with her little boy Shivasurya. She also cut her hair and looked like a man. So, the people thought she was either father or brother of Shivasurya.
In 2014, Anie joined a coaching centre in Thiruvananthapuram to appear for women SI test as advised by a friend. She also appeared for the test for women police. She got appointed as woman police in 2016 and cleared the SI test in 2019. She was first appointed as SI in Varkala station on June 25, 2021.
Narrating her life, Anie Siva wrote on Facebook: "I managed not to get mentally derailed somehow. After all these struggles and hardships, when a woman get her life on track, people show mercy and keep spreading lies about them. So, my son and I live here as an elder brother and younger brother."