During these times with the COVID-19 in the air, people know that it is survival of the fittest with the COVID-19 up in the air. Older people are more likely to contract the virus and there are some cases wherein they are left to die for one reason or another.

Over in New Delhi, an 80-year-old man from Old Rajendra Nagar area named Murlidhar Tahiliani found himself in an unusual situation where he was abandoned by his son. He was left alone in their three-story house with the family reportedly leaving him for fear of contracting COVID-19. Rather than be left to die, a local constable came to his aide and looked after him despite an already hectic schedule.

The constable was identified as Raju Ram who took the initiative to help the old man. He brought Tahiliani to the RML hospital where he looked after him. Ram responded to a call after the ill man’s daughter, Gitika, called authorities to report that her father was ill and suffering from serious health issues. The woman allegedly could not do anything because they were afraid of COVID-19-related issues.

“The aged man retired from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. His wife stays with his daughter, and he has a tenant who is a civil services aspirant,” a police representative said in a statement.

Tahiliani served as an undersecretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs and his condition was called to the attention of a 23-year-old tenant who found him dealing with respiratory problems. Ram and two people in PPE kits came to the old man’s aid and managed to persuade Tahiliani to go to the hospital.

“Police called an ambulance at the given address and the patient was sent to RML Hospital along with constable Rajuram. The constable remained there for three hours after taking due precautions,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (central) Jasmeet Singh stated.

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