Hyderabad: Rachakonda police surprised a 60-year-old lady on her birthday after her son living in the United States requested DCP of Malkajgiri if they can surprise her mother staying alone in Hyderabad.

DCP of Malkajgiri, Rakshita K Murthy received a message from Alferd Asher Paul Talluru son of Kutty Hadassa. In the message he said, “In this Pandemic situation, I apologies at the outset for making this request but it’s my Mother's 60th Birthday today 24th April for which I was originally planning on giving her a surprise visit to make it extra special for her, but due to the current situation with the Covid -19 Corona Virus, lock-downs, I would not be able to travel. As my mother lives alone, I was looking to see if I could request your department to send a representative to personally wish her on behalf of my family. (sic).”

The son had said that her mother loves surprises and will be very happy if the police go and wish her.



Moved by Mr Alferd’s request, Ms. Rakshita asked Neredmet inspector A. Narsimha Swamy to visit the lady in the address given by him.

Speaking to NewsMeter the DCP said, “I got a WhatsApp message from her son today, then I informed the area inspector Mr Swamy what to do and gave him the address details. He went to her house and sang for her.”

The inspector reached the house with a speaker set accompanied by other cops and sang the Hindi song ‘Bar bar din ye aye’. In the video shared by Rachakonda police the lady can be seen thanking the cops. The cops also gifted her pomegranate.

“We already had mike and speakers which we use for announcements. I just bought pomegranate to gift her, once I was notified by DCP ma’am. I went to her house and sang for her. Through this we wanted to give out a message that Telangana police help people stay psychologically healthy apart from protecting them,” Mr Swamy said speaking with NewsMeter.

He said that moreover the lady is living alone so she could be very scared during coronavirus that was the main reason why he son wanted to wish her for the birthday.

He also added that with the help of local corporator they had also distributed masks and sanitizers to the entire colony.

Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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