Timely help from cops in state earns praise from damsels in distress

Timely help from cops in state earns praise from damsels in distress
Social media posts about two policemen helping women, including one from Germany, during their distress, have gone viral. Arasaiah, an assistant sub-inspector, Halasuru traffic police station dropped a pregnant woman home in Rajajinagar in his vehicle while, Muttanna Saravagol, police inspector, suburban police station, Hubballi, bought a train ticket for a German national, who missed her train, and gave her money for her expenses during the journey to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

“Bengaluru is the safest city for women and the police are friendly with public,” K D Bhuvana said in her post. A car in which Bhuvana and her husband were travelling developed a technical snag at Trinity Circle on Wednesday. Arasaiah went there as it was causing a traffic jam. Bhuvana’s husband called up the service station, but he was asked to bring the car to the station. The towing vehicle did not come even after 9.30 pm.

“Bhuvana started feeling uncomfortable. She reminded me of my daughter-in-law, who is also pregnant. I asked her husband to take care of his car and dropped her safely at her house in Rajajinagar,” Arasaiah told DH. Bhuvana posted the incident on Facebook which has gone viral.

It was a different tale in Hubballi involving Gabi Werner, 27, a German national. She is staying at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. She had gone to Tirupati as part of her visits to various universities. She stayed with her yoga teacher at Chitradurga on January 30, 2017. “I boarded a private bus to Hubballi on January 31, 2017 to catch the Nizamuddin Express to Delhi at 4.15 pm. I got off the bus after sometime as there was a delay and boarded another bus and reached Hubballi at 4.45 pm,” she said.

She missed her train and a few passengers advised her to go to the sub-urban police station. “We bought her a ticket on the Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express the same night at 9.45 as she had no money. We offered her food and gave some money so that she could reach Mathura safely,” Saravagold said. “The Karnataka police made me feel proud about India and Indians. The incident has made me stay here longer,” she added. Saravagol and his ASIs Veerupakshappa Rayapura and Kalavathi Chandavarkar were with her till she left for Delhi. DG&IGP R K Dutta said: “We should appreciate such acts and reward our men. I will discuss with police commissioners of Benglauru and Hubballi-Dharwad in this regard.”
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