BHOPAL: Two policewomen on Thursday helped a pregnant woman safely deliver her baby in an autorickshaw which had got stuck on a flooded road in Suthalia town of Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district, an official said.
Sub-inspector Arundhati Rajawat and constable Itishree Rathore noticed the woman, who was in labour pain, in the autorickshaw which was not moving due to water-logging on the road caused by heavy rains.
Realising the woman will not be able to reach hospital in time for medical assistance, they immediately called a nurse and all three rushed to the spot, the official said.
The policewomen and the nurse helped the woman safely deliver her child, a boy, in the three-wheeler, the official said.
Once water level on the road receded, the woman and the newborn were taken to a community health centre for treatment and care, he said.
The heart-warming incident was widely discussed on social media with people praising the women cops for their prompt action and humanitarian gesture.