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After a 15 hours of rescue operation, this is what made the Hyderabad Police smile

  • The infant was crying even when his mother took him in her arms.
  • However, when the SHO did the same, he gave a big bright smile, which melted the police department's heart.
  • "The child's smile and the mother's tears were enough to remove our weariness," said the SHO.
After a 15 hours of rescue operation this is what made the Hyderabad Police smile
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A baby's smile melts the hearts of even the toughest and this picture proves it. The photo of an infant smiling at his rescuer, inspector Sanjay Kumar, is doing the rounds of the Internet for a reason. The candid moment attached with the picture is well-captured, but the essence lies in the subtle emotions in life that we hold close to ourselves.

The contrasting image of a baby smiling at a hard core police officer, dealing with the most wanted, and both smiling at each other indeed restores our faith in humanity. The photo was shared by IPS officer, Swati Lakra, on Twitter and was retweeted by Hyderabad Police. Incidentally, the image has been shared over 1700 times.

The image shows the SHO of Nampally, R Sanjay Kumar holding a 4-month old child who is smiling broadly at him. According to a report  by India Today, he was kidnapped from his mother's side who was sleeping on the road. The infant, Faizan Khan, was abducted by two people at around 3 am in the night. Humera Begum (21), who survives by begging on the streets, realised that the child was missing at around 4 am. After searching for the baby for some time, he approached the police who sprung into action almost immediately.

The police nabbed the abductors-Mohammed Mustaq (42) and Mohammed Yousuf  (25)-within 15 hours. It was revealed that they were planning to sell him to a friend Mohammed Ghouse, a resident of Rahmathnagar. What helped the police nab the abductors was a CCTV footage. 

According to a report by the Financial Express, the SHO said, "The boy was crying but as soon as I took him in my arms, he became quiet, looked at me with eyes wide open and a big toothless grin followed. It filled my heart with happiness. The moment may have been captured by camera, but it will remain etched in my mind forever."

He further added, "The boy’s smile and his mother’s tears of joy were worth the team’s effort. The boy was crying when he was rescued. He kept crying even after he was handed over to his mother. At that time, I took him in my arms, rocked him gently and he stopped crying. Then he looked at me and gave the widest smile I have ever seen."

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