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:
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
"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.