Here's how Bengal police is taking care of the elderly

Sukamal Halder, to his astonishment, received a call from sub-inspector of the police station inquiring about his health

Gone are the days when police were just approached to solve criminal cases and maintain law and order. With time, the civil servants take on more responsibilities and Kolkata’s Dumdum police are the perfect example of such voluntary endeavours. Apart from maintaining law and order, the cops, in a heartwarming gesture, are ensuring the well being of elderly people as well.

In a soul-stirring initiative, the Dumdum police are dialling elderly people in living in their locality in order to ensure their well-being. Such happened with Sukamal Halder, who received a call from the sub-inspector of the local police station inquiring about his health.

Sharing the touching experience, Haldar, a retired school teacher, recalled,

Suddenly one day I got a call. The person on the other end asked me very politely, ‘how am I doing?’ To my utter astonishment, that person was a sub-inspector of Dumdum police station.

While talking to a leading daily, Officer-in-charge Partha Ranjan Mondal said,

Police are not only for maintaining law and order. We can love people unconditionally too. That’s what we are trying to do. Right now, aged people are soft targets of criminals. In the past 6 months, three aged persons were attacked in their own house. They were Subir Majumdar, Atish Maity and Syamalendu Majumdar. All these incidents have sent a chill down the spine of the elderly people. They are feeling unprotected.

According to a survey, 19 percent of Dumdum’s population comprises of aged people, out of which 6 percent live alone. Since they are soft targets and largely defenceless, they can be victimized easily.

Headed by Mondal, a team of six employees have been assigned the task of dialling the elderly in their locality at least three or four times in a day to ensure their good health. Also, they are planning to visit the houses of the elderly people in future.

Source–Times Of India

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