Varandarappilly: In a rare yet heartening gesture, a 70-year-old part-time sweeper was accorded the guard of honour by the police on her retirement.
A native of Mupliyam in Kerala’s Thrissur district, Radha was honoured for keeping the police station and its premises clean for 30 years.
The cops did not get time to organise a farewell meet as they were busy with the COVID-19 lockdown.
Radha turned up for work as usual on March 31, her last day of service.
Station House Officer S Jayakrishnan, and SI Chittaranjan presented her with a memento. The district police chief had also given instructions to give her a befitting farewell.
Though Radha had the option of taking bulk leaves during the last months of service, she did not do so and kept the station premises clean even during the COVID-19 scare.
Radha had cleared the class X in 1960. She joined the service in 1990. Mupliyam native Raman is her husband.