Hyderabad: Just a month ago, Miyapur police received a distress call from a woman saying her sister was being physically assaulted by her husband. A team from the police station, led by Head Constable Srinivas Reddy reached the spot at Hafeezpet within minutes but by that time, the victim had locked herself up in a room and had hung herself.
The police quickly got into action and constables Shiva Kumar and Amer Sohail broke the door and P Kavitha, a 24-year-old constable, saved that woman’s life by performing CPR.
For Kavitha, who has less than two years on the job, saving that woman’s life was her first major activity on the job. “I was trained in CPR and other life-saving procedures but when I saw the practically lifeless body of that woman, it was a shocking experience. Training however took over and I started giving her chest compressions. When she took her first breath, I felt worthy of having my job,” she said.
Kavitha, Amer, Shiva, Srinivas and more were among the members of Cyberabad Police who were felicitated and honoured at an event – SHE Pahi, here on Wednesday. Over 700 women personnel of Cyberabad Police took part in event in the presence of actor Anushka Shetty, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, and other senior officials.
“It is a platform for women personnel of our police to interact and motivate each other and will be an annual event from now on,” said Sajjanar.
Kiranmayi Varigonda, senior manager at Infosys and a Margadarshak of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council (SCSC) who was among the civilian members felicitated, said,
“The margadarshak initiative of SCSC acts as a bridge between victims and the police. Volunteers like me connect with women in distress and counsel them, give them the confidence and the assistance required to file a case or get them medical help and more.”
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