Police Medal for bedridden lady cop fighting cancer

Police Medal for bedridden lady cop fighting cancer
Jaseela and her husband KP Abhilash with Loknath Behera after receiving the Police Medal

Kalpetta: It is said fortune favours the bold, but in the case of a lady cop here in Wayanad district this maxim was a bit far-fetched. No one could dispute K T Jaseela's courage in the line of duty.

Jaseela had once chased down a robber who tried to escape from the police net. Fittingly, she was chosen for the Police Medal in 2019 for her dedication and sincerity for her work.

She was accorded the honour within a short span after entering service. But bad luck haunted her. She suffered grievous injuries to her legs in a bus accident. As she had been bed-ridden for nearly six months, she couldn't receive the award last year. After the accident, she was diagnosed with cancer! The lady cop showed the same courage she displayed in the force as she battled cancer.

Paying scant heed to her health problems and disability, Jaseela arrived at the police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday, clutching a walking stick.

She received the Chief Minister’s Police Medal from state police chief DGP Loknath Behera.

Jaseela also has the distinction of being one of the few women to drive a police jeep. She had also gone for Haj volunteer duty along with the Indian group.

Her husband K P Abhilash, the station house officer at Kodenchery police station in Kozhikode, has been her biggest support.

Earlier she was deployed at the women's cell of the police force at Kalpetta in Wayanad.

Jaseela said that she dedicates the award to her husband and officer Sanuja, who intervened to ensure that she received the medal directly from the DGP.

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