MUMBAI: A traffic police constable’s good samaritan act helped save a starving man’s life on June 27, near Mahim. Traffic police constable Mehboob Tamboli was on his way for a lunch break, when he spotted a man gesturing at him from an autorickshaw. When Tamboli approached this man, he identified himself as Maruti Shinde (36), and asked for food and water.
Tamboli gave him some food, water and juice to Shinde, and contacted the police control room for an ambulance. Shinde, a resident of Jalna, had come to Mumbai four months ago and found it difficult to make ends meet. For a few days, he slept on the footpath. Later, he took shelter in a towed autorickshaw under Mahim Causeway bridge. However, crippled by a sprain, he remained stuck there, without food and water for 10 days.
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