Woman IPS Officer Cooks Meal At Midnight For Hungry Women Migrants
Eleven women migrant workers, who were walking for three days without food, were treated to lemon rice by a woman IPS officer in Andhra Pradesh. When officer B Raja Kumari received the news, that these women were hungry for three days, she prepared lemon rice at her home at 1 am and served the hungry workers, who were left teary-eyed after the heartfelt gesture. The women workers are natives of Vizianagaram district. They went to Nellore for work and after the lockdown was partially relaxed they tried to reach back home.
SP Raja Kumari is posted in Vizianagaram district. She received a call from a woman around midnight on Friday, who narrated their ordeals to the officer. Feeling the sadness in their voice, when they told her that they haven’t eaten anything for three days, the district superintendent of police cooked food for the needy.
- B Raja Kumari, a woman IPS officer in Andhra Pradesh, cooked food for 11 women migrant workers, who were walking for three days, without food.
- This Vizianagaram district superintendent of police prepared lemon rice at home when at midnight she received a call from a woman worker who said that they were hungry and had nothing to eat.
- The fact that some poor women did not have food for days disturbed me: Raja Kumari
Raja Kumari’s duty hours end before 10 pm but still she managed to help these migrant workers who were in need. ”The fact that some poor women did not have food for days disturbed me. I called up my officers. They offered to take bread. In lockdown times, getting bread is also difficult at that hour. I know bread cannot satiate the hunger of people starving for three days,” Raja Kumari shared to Mirror.
Lemon rice at 1am
With the help of her assistant, Raja Kumari prepared and served the unprivileged lemon rice as she described “that is the only rice item we can make quickly.”
She packed the food and personally distributed it to the quarantine centre at Lendi College. The workers never expected to see the district police chief personally bringing them food at 1am. “We walked for three days from Sullurupet in Nellore district to Vizianagaram. We didn’t get food”, a woman narrated. They did not have money to buy food. “We did not have work for 50 days. We had spent the money we had. Now, we have nothing”, they narrated.
The woman police officer is currently posted for night inspections.
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