Amid the nationwide lockdown, a 66-year-old man, whose wife died on Monday, was unable to perform last rites as his 26-year-old son is mentally ill and he has no other relatives in Delhi. Therefore, he called the police to get help.
Finding no other way, Jaspal Singh, the husband of the deceased, dialed 100 and informed the police that he had lost his wife and was unable to perform her last rites.
Delhi Police officers reached the residence within minutes of information and started preparation for the last rites. Policemen carried the funeral bier (arthi) on their shoulders to the cremation ground along with 66-year-old Jaspal Singh.
“The family originally hails from Amritsar and has no relative in Delhi. His wife Sudha Kashyap, aged about 62 years was ill since November 2019 and very weak. Last night after eating her meal, she went to sleep but in the morning she was found dead. He added that he himself is not able to make arrangements for the last rites of his deceased wife,” said the police.
According to the police, after hearing the sorrowful tale, Inspector Anand Swaroop, Constable Rahul, Constable Ravikant, Constable Parveen, Constable Sunil and Constable Dharameder stepped forward to express their condolence and helped Jaspal Singh.
The police accompanied Jaspal Singh and made all the arrangements and cremated deceased according to all rituals. Delhi police personnel deserve special appreciation.