Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cops help reunite abandoned elderly man with his son

Please read the following news item.

After reading many such news items on MWPSCA,  I feel that Tamilnadu
Police are very senior citizens friendly. Can you suggest ways to
encourage them? Here is my suggestion. The Superintendent of Police
Tirupur is Sri V Balakrishnan, IPS. His email ID is:
Balakrishnan <>
How about writing a small note of appreciation to him directly?

Cops help reunite abandoned elderly man with son

TIRUPUR: An elderly man who landed on the streets of Tirupur after
being abandoned by his children, got to see the good side of police
when they convinced his son to take him under his care. The
70-year-old man, Maran, was allegedly left to fend for himself by his
two sons and a daughter over a month ago. On Friday last, the Tirupur
Superintendent of Police V Balakrishnan spotted Maran pleading for
alms outside the Kaithamalai temple at Uttukuli near here.

"When I inquired with him about his family, he said that he hailed
from Thoothukudi and had taken to begging as he did not have anyone to
take care of him. Later, on the Superintendent of� Police's
directions, Baluchandran, a constable attached to the Special Branch
of Uttukuli police station, made extensive inquiries with locals about
the man.

"I found out that one of his sons Palanisamy was living in Karaipudur
village near Uttukuli. I informed the Superintendent of Police and
later spoke to Palanisamy and convinced him that it was his moral
responsibility to take care of his father," Baluchandran said.

The police also told Palanisamy that it was an offence to abandon
one's parents as per a legislation enacted in Tamil Nadu. The police
also met local panchayat officials who helped Maran avail old age
pension from the State government.

In recognition of Baluchandran's efforts, the SP honoured him with a
cash reward. "People can inform police about abandoned elders and we
will take steps to help them," Balakrishnan added.


Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph
040-27846631 / 9490804278.

1 comment:

  1. I am copying below a message that I got from Sri Balakrishnan, IPS in this regard on 15/2/2012
    Dear sir,
    I really feel encouraged by your words. Tiruppur police has already taken the photographs all the elderly people who are on streets and we planning to send the photos to all the districts to find out their relatives to reunite them with their families.
    I welcome your valuable suggestions in this regard.