Dubai: Twitter users are all praise for the Nagpur Police in India, after many officers attended a wedding ceremony for a bride whose parents had passed away, and relatives couldn’t make the event because of the nationwide lockdown.
Tweeps offered their virtual “salute” to these officers who went out of their way to be there for someone amid the coronavirus crisis. According to online reports, the officers attended the ceremony as the bride’s family so that she didn’t miss her family on her big day.
From their official Twitter account @NagpurPolice , the department shared a picture of the newly weds with a police officer, and captioned it: “The bride's parents had passed away. There was no one from her family to attend her marriage due to movement restrictions. #NagpurPolice tried to fulfill this absence… staff were present to bless the newly wedded couple at #Nagpur. #LockdownStories#alwaysthere4u.”
The post was shared online and users appreciated the gesture from the police.
Tweep @NatureloverMon posted: “Thank you for helping citizens. Because of people like you we are assured that the city is safe!! God bless you and your family! #goodkarma #safecity”
Tweep @GanuYogesh wrote: “Much love to you all for working day and night, going beyond the line to help everyone.”
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And user @Shraddhanand_B commented: “…The humane side of Police has been on display time and again during the ongoing crisis. Merits a Salute!”
Police officers in India have been making headlines for ensuring public safety and making sure people comply with the lockdown restrictions imposed nationwide. The lockdown in India was supposed to end on May 3 but was extended for a period of two weeks.
Coronavirus in India
India currently has 52,952 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 15,267 recoveries and 1,783 deaths. Worldwide, there are 3.76 million people affected by COVID-19 and 1.25 million recoveries.