A traffic policeman in Hyderabad received praise from all quarters after a video of his act of kindness went viral on social media earlier this week. The video, which was extensively shared on Twitter and Facebook, showed Traffic Inspector A Nagamullu carrying a man on his back through knee-deep water.
The incident took place on Friday at LB Nagar. The video shows Nagamullu carefully wading through the water on a flooded road, one step at a time, as an old man on his back holds on to him. The old man's right foot seemed to be injured as it was covered in a plastic bag. As he reaches the side of the road, bystanders give them a hand and pull both of them to safety, even as a Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) official can be seen carrying the old person's walker behind them.
Watch the video below.
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The act of kindness by the policeman won many hearts on social media, as several people praised Nagamullu.
"Greatness comes not with grandeur, but with a kind heart and empathy for fellow humans. Well done Nagamallu, you made an impression on many by going way beyond your call of duty," one user wrote.
Some said that he must be rewarded for his act, and others pointed out that there was negligence on behalf of the state government for the pathetic condition of the road in the first place. They demanded that the GHMC work swiftly to fix the waterlogging issue.
Nagamullu is already a famous cop and a familiar face in the city. In 2017, Nagamalluâ€™s song on fake news brought him media attention and made him a social media star. He also heads the cultural troupe of the Hyderabad police department.
Since then, he has released several songs on various issues, from fake news to traffic awareness to cyber frauds.
Nagamallu and his team have also performed street plays and skits debunking myths and superstitions in numerous villages across Telangana.