T'gana cop's photo taking care of toddler melts hearts

T'gana cop's photo taking care of toddler melts hearts

Telangana cop Mujeeb Ur Rehman with the toddler outside the examination centre. (DH Photo)

The photo of head Constable Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman taking care of a baby while the mother of the child was writing an entrance exam to become a cop, has not only gone viral for showcasing the softer side of men in uniform.

The photo was initially tweeted by Rema Rajeswhwari, Mahabubnagar District police chief. Soon, it was shared by many.

The policeman is from Moosapet Police Station, posted on duty to guard an examination centre in Mahbubnagar.

Rajeshwari tweeted, "He was on duty for conducting SCTPC (Stipendiary Cadet Trainee Police Constables) exam" and was "trying to console a crying baby, whose mother was writing the exam inside the hall."

According to her tweet, the photo was taken at Boys' Junior College, Mahbubnagar, an exam venue for the SCTPC preliminary exam, as part of  police recruitment.

Rehman, who is a father of two, noticed that a 14-year-old girl who had come along with the candidate, was trying in vain to console the toddler. “Generally, a spouse accompanies the aspirants, who take care of the baby. But in this case, the young girl was unable to manage the crying toddler. I think he started crying after an hour went into the examination,” he said. He said that there were no women police around on duty, forcing him to take care of the baby.

The baby boy stopped crying after Rehman took him into his hands, and slept after a few minutes. He took care of the baby till the mother completed her examination and came out of the hall.

“The mother seems to be from an underprivileged section, and was desperately looking for a decent, permanent job. All I did was take care of her child while she was struggling for her future,” Rehman said.

The mother, who actually rushed out of the examination hall worried about her baby boy, was relieved to see her little one safe in the hands of a policeman.

Rehman's son is in China studying MBBS, and his daughter is studying in school and will be completing her SSC this year.