Chennai cop viral video: Khaki trousers rolled till knee, Inspector Rajeshwari was wading through the waterlogged streets of Chennai when she came upon a man lying unconscious. Instead of waiting for others to intervene, or an ambulance to arrive, the cop hauled the unconscious man on her shoulder and hurried him to an auto. A video of Rajeshwari carrying the man and arranging transport for him has now gone viral on social media.
The 28-year-old man was lying unconscious at a cemetery at TP Chaithram in the Kilpauk area of Chennai. As seen in the video, police inspector Rajeshwari did not wait for help to come and picked up the unconscious man and rushed towards a jeep first then to an auto, which took him to the nearest hospital. The situation in Chennai remains dire due to heavy downpour and according to the police, trees were uprooted in places like Egmore and Perambur.
The news report has identified the man as a worker at the cemetery who had fallen ill and thus was lying unconscious till Inspector Rajeshwari came to rescue.
#WATCH | Chennai, Tamil Nadu: TP Chatram Police Station's Inspector Rajeshwari carries an unconscious man, on her shoulders, to an autorickshaw in a bid to rush him to a nearby hospital.
Chennai is facing waterlogging due to incessant rainfall here.
(Video Source: Police staff) pic.twitter.com/zrMInTqH9f
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2021
Numerous social media users have praised the cop for her dedicated effort to help out the young man. IAS officer Supriya Sahu too shared the video on social media, writing, “No one has shoulders as strong as you Inspector Rajeshwari Flexed bicepsBravo. Helping out an unconscious man in terrible rains and rushing him to a nearby hospital in an auto is indeed laudable.”
Another user wrote, “Who says WOMEN are WEAKER than MEN? Very much strong & imagine with ease had lifted man on shoulders to vehicle to transport for medical treatment? Act definitely deserves promotion & hope state government will felicitate brave act to help a flood victim.”
Actor-turned-politician Nagma also shared the video with the caption, “Must give it to her !! Good work Indeed by Inspector E Rajeshwari from the chennai police who rescued a unconscious man.”
Chennai faces wrath of rains
Ever since the rain began on November 6, as many as 12 people have died due to rain-related incidents, said Kumar Jayanth who is the Principal Secretary of the Revenue Department of Tamil Nadu. Due to the damages by the rain, traffic police has closed down seven roads and eleven subways. Few suburban trains, which is considered an important line of transportation for commuters there, were either suspended or delayed.
Even the Airport Authority of India said that flights will operate normally although special arrangements have been made at airports considering the weather conditions. Though the arrival of flights remains suspended from 1:15 PM to 6 PM the departures will take place on time on November 11 today.
A red alert has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) which indicated heavy rainfall in places like north Chennai, Chengelpet, Tiruvallur, Villupuram, Kancheepuram, Ranipet and Cuddalore districts.
A depression had formed over the Bay of Bengal across the coast between North Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh leading to heavy rainfall in Chennai and outskirts.