In a heart-warming gesture, a policeman has come to the rescue of a 12-year-old boy who was orphaned after his mother was murdered three days ago, by choosing to adopt the boy as his own.
Karthik, who studied in a school in Mylapore and would come home to stay with his mother Parimala during weekends. Parimala was killed by a neighbour three days ago after a local dispute. According to reports, after the murder took place, Assistant Commissioner of Police Balamurugan visited the spot and conducted inquiries about Parimala’s relatives. He was then informed that Parimala’s son was waiting in the police station and that he did not know that his mother had been killed.
Balamurugan took it upon himself to break the news to the boy and consoled him that the police would offer all the possible assistance to him. However, the policeman was disturbed by the thoughts of Karthik’s future and hence had a discussion with his wife, Kala Rani about this.
The next day, Balamurugan went to Karthik’s school in Mylapore to give an undertaking that he would be Karthik’s guardian henceforth and offered to pay for his educational expenses. He also took Karthik to his house, and made him spend a day with his family – Kala Rani and their two kids.
Balamurugan told The Hindu that the motive behind doing this was to prevent the boy from going on the wrong path and indulge in revenge crime and to help him deal with the sorrow in a positive manner. He also said that he has initiated the process of legally adopting Karthik as his own.
Parimala, Karthik’s mother, was murdered by her neighbour’s son, Suryah three days ago. Parimala had a fight with Suryah’s mother Bhagyalakshmi earlier that day. Suryah, after learning about the fight, went to Parimala’s house in the night and stabbed her to death.