Alappuzha: Three women from the district have made it to the first batch of female sub-inspectors (SI) in the Kerala Police.
They are C R Ranjumol of Edathua, Manju V Nair of Charummoodu and Vandana Krishnan of Mannanchery.
Manju would begin her stint at the Valayam police station in Kozhikode, that has been in the news over Maoist threats.
However, Manju, who had fought against odds to get the police job, is not concerned about this.
Her father Vasudevan Nair runs a wayside kiosk, while mother Indira is a cashew worker. Manju studied and got ahead in life with their meagre earnings. She has completed post-graduation and BEd. She also cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET). Her husband Jayakumar has also been supporting Manju in her endeavours. When her youngest child Lakshmi was just six months old, Manju put her under the care of her sister Anju and went for one-year training. She had earlier worked as SCPO in the railways and LD clerk at Chengannur municipality. Her eldest daughter Kalyani is in class 2.
Ranjumol said that she was proud to have taken part in the passing-out parade.
Daughter of C K Rajan and Ponnamma, Ranjumol has completed MSC and BEd. While she was undergoing training for constable post, she got selected as the SI. Her husband P Y Sumesh, a Piravom native, is a CRPF officer.