Ranchi, June 14
The ongoing lockdown duty is like any other day for Railway Protection Force (RPF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Sushila Baraik posted at Hatia Railway station but on Sunday she proved to be an ‘Angel’ for procuring milk for four month old baby Mariem.
Passengers Mehrunisha, the mother of the baby and guardian Shazada on halting at Hatia station at 6am were looking for milk to feed the baby in coach number 16 of Bengaluru-Gorakhpur Shramik Special Train. Baraik came in touch with them and immediately rushed home to get the necessary product while Jharkhand based passengers were getting down from the train.
Talking to Asian News Service, she said, “For the sake of motherhood and humanity I could well relate the situation and promptly rushed home to boil milk and hand over it to the infant’s mother. She was travelling to Barauni from Bengaluru”.
Interestingly, she provided the lady a large milk quantity kept for her own child. “We often come across people who actually need our support like physically challenged or pregnant passengers. It feels good to receive their blessings in return,” she added.
Meanwhile, Shazada said before halting at Hatia they had a similar need for a litre of milk in one of the stations where people charged Rs 70 in return. “Baraik madam and other staff in Hatia were saviors in this journey. We are grateful for the gesture for such humble people are barely found nowadays,” he mentioned. The train departed at 6.50 am.
Baraik was acknowledged by colleagues and senior officers for the noble cause. Senior Divisional Security Commissioner Prashant Yadav said, “Sushila has shown her humanitarian tilt and service towards society. I believe she is a role model for all of us.”