While the whole world is living under the fear of contracting Coronavirus, this brave Mumbai cop has done the selfless act of cremating unclaimed bodies.
In these tough times even the family members are refusing to claim the dead bodies of their own loved ones. But Cop Naik Sandhya Shilavant of Shahu Nagar Police Station – has shown how real heroes are leading disgruntled humanity during these testing times.
Sandhya Shilavant works as an accidental death register (ADR) Karkun. Her job is to investigate accidental death cases, find their identity, and then dispose off the bodies.
As per recent reports, this Police officer performed the last rites of four people out of which one was tested positive for COVID-19. Describing the event, she added,
“Our police station staff went to the Bhoiwada crematorium where the BM staffers brought all the four bodies from the Sion Hospital and we stayed there till the final rites are conducted. I returned only after the crematorium authorities gave us receipts about the cremation.”
What makes us salute this mother of a 13-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son is her courage and determination to serve her countrymen.
This selfless act was also lauded by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
शाहूनगर पोलीस ठाण्यातील अंमलदार संध्या शीलवंत यांनी एकाच दिवशी चार बेवारस मृतदेहांवर अंत्यसंस्कार केले.आजवर त्यांनी असे सहा अंत्यसंस्कार केले आहेत. “सामाजिक बांधिलकीची जाणीव असली की भीतीचे दरवाजे बंद होतात” हे त्यांचं वाक्य फक्त पोलीस दलासाठीच नाही तर सर्वांसाठीच प्रेरणादायी आहे. pic.twitter.com/ESiqb9I4yP
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Naik Sandhya Shilavant and her courage. In times, when people are forgetting humanity, Coronawarriors like Sandhya Shilavant are not only restoring our faith in mankind but also make us proud of being a woman!