The social media got excited by photos of a pregnant police woman in India controlling traffic and carrying out her duties despite her condition.
A picture of the pregnant Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Shilpa Sahu, regulating traffic and ensuring that people adhere to COVID-19 guidelines in Chhattisgarh is being widely shared on social media for a couple of days.
The picture shows the DSP wearing a mask and standing under the scorching sun in Bastar’s Dantewada, urging people to follow pandemic guidelines. With a lathi in hand, and surrounded by a few other police officers, the DSP asked people to stay indoors as coronavirus infections surge in the state and across the nation.
While sharing the picture of DSP Sahu on Twitter regulating traffic, additional transport commissioner Dipanshu Kabra wrote in Hindi, “The picture is of Dantewada DSP Shilpa Sahu. Shilpa is busy with her team in the scorching sun during the pregnancy, and is appealing on the streets and is appealing to people to follow the lockdown.”
Kabra urged people to act responsibly and exercise constraint amid the pandemic. He further added, “Police is trying everything possible these days to save people from the second wave of Corona infection. You should also play the role of a responsible citizen and be safe at home during the lockdown.”
Other Twitter users, too, applauded the grit and commitment of the police officer. Praising DSP Sahu for placing the duty above self, one user wrote, “Meet DSP Shilpa Sahu from Dantewada who continues her duty during her pregnancy because she thought if she can serve the nation during this pandemic that is grateful for her.”
Another user said, “Well done Shilpa Sahu. But do take care of yourself +1 as well.”