Pregnant Indian police officer stands in heat for hours to ensure public follows COVID-19 protocol

The photographs of a dedicated female Indian police officer, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has gone viral on social media platforms.

A 5-months pregnant DSP Shilpa Sahu was spotted on duty ensuring the COVID-19 mask and lockdown adherence on the streets.

“Shilpa Sahu, DSP of Dantewada, who is also 5 months pregnant, in the scorching sun and amidst the second wave of Corona, has come on the streets explaining to those who are needlessly leaving the houses, that we are on the streets so that you can Stay Safe in the houses.”

Picture Source; Twitter -Dipanshu Kabra, IPS

She stood there despite the high temperature for over several hours.

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She was seen performing her duties as a frontline worker in the Maoist-infested town, Dantewada of Bastar division in Chhattisgarh.

DSP Sahu ensured that the traffic rules are followed and civilians move safely despite her health condition. 

DSP Sahu’s photo was circulated on Twitter as people called her a living inspiration and acknowledged her ‘Nation before self’ spirit’.