**Bhubaneswar:** Despite reported tussle between police personnel and Congress activists during the Odisha bandh on Tuesday, the evident human face of Odisha Police was noticed here in the capital city.
The good Samaritan gesture of the police personnel on patrol was witnessed when they were seen rushing an old woman patient to the hospital in their PCR (police control room) van.
It was around 10 -10.30 am when an old woman, assisted by her attendant, was observed sitting helpless before the Congress Bhawan near the Master Canteen Chhak.
Noticing her in trouble owing to the bandh, Kharvel Nagar Police Station IIC Sanjeev Satpathy enquired about her plight. Sensible and kindhearted Satpathy at once called the PCR-III van over his walkie-talkie and with the help of other police personnel rushed her along with her attendant to the far away private hospital here as mentioned by her.
The old woman patient has been identified as one Debaki Majhi of Angul. She is a heart patient and comes once in a month for routine check-up at the private hospital.
On Tuesday, she as usual boarded the first passenger train from Jatni station to Bhubaneswar. After arriving here, she got mired in the bandh impact. Helpless Debaki, assisted by her young attendant, could somehow manage to walk down to the nearby Master Canteen Chhak from the railway station and sat down before the Congress Bhawan out of exertion when the humane eyes of the police inspector caught sight of his fellow human being in need of aid.
Talking to Ommcom News, an elated and immensely grateful Debaki said, “God bless the police for this helping hand. I hail from Angul. Had come to my son who puts up in Jatni. Boarded train from Jatni and got caught up in the bandh”.
When Ommcom News tried to get Satpathy’s feelings after his good Samaritan act, the humble police inspector rather preferred to remain mum and do such humanitarian acts silently.