82-year-old violates lockdown to make ends meet; police give surprise gift
Mutichur: The Anthikad police came to a tea shop near Mutichur Kadavu after learning that people were gathering here early in the morning violating lockdown restrictions.
When police told the tea shop owner, 82-year-old Khadar, that the shop must not function in a way that encourages crowd gathering, the elderly man could not hold back his tears.
“I am a heart patient and I am opening the shop in the morning to buy medicines without fail. I just want to live without troubling my children for as long as I can. Please understand,” he pleaded.
However, the police did not budge. The officials strictly told khaddar to close the shop and stay home until the lockdown is lifted. They also warned Kadar that a case will be registered against him if the shop is opened during lockdown.
Left with no choice, Khadar locked the shop. Meanwhile, the Sub Inspector got the prescription for medicines from Khadar. The police then left the spot while the elderly man headed home in despair.
However, by noon, the police came back to Khadar’s house. But this time they were carrying provisions and medicines for two months and some cash for the elderly man.
As the road to Khadar’s house was too narrow for vehicles to pass through, the policemen carried the supplies on their head and shoulders.
P. K. Manoj Kumar (SHO), K. J. Jinesh (SI) and CPOs M. A. Shihab, C. P. Ajith and O. S. Saswith, attached to the Anthikad janamaithri police station were the officers who gave Khadar the pleasant surprise.