In an act of kindness, K Krishna Murthy, a head constable from Andhra Pradesh attached to Parvatipuram town police station, is going out of his way to help the poor and elderly who approach the police station to file complaints on various issues.
Murthy, the Andhra Pradesh constable who hails from Kottugummada village of Veeraghattam mandal in Srikakulam district, provides ration, clothes every month to the poor in the town as well as in the adjacent villages. He also distributes blankets to the elderly during the winter season.
Every month, Murthy selects at least 30 poor people to provide the essentials. As the temperature is dropping continuously, he focuses on supplying warm clothes to the poor and homeless.
Murthy spends Rs 10,000 from his salary every month to procure the essentials each month.
“I have been supporting the poor since 2017,” The New Indian Express quoted Murthy as saying.
When he was a child, Murthy saw his parents and grandparents help the poor in the village.
“It left a lasting impression on me and became an inspiration for me. I started doing my bit after joining the police department. I help nearly 30 people every month. I select a few poor people every month to provide clothes and other essentials. After getting my salary, I help the poor on 5th or 6th every month,” Murthy said.
In the last two months, Murthy distributed nearly 60 blankets to the poor in Parvathipuram and nearby villages. “I get a Rs 45,000 take-home salary and spend only Rs 10,000 for the social service,” he said.
Reddy Uma Maheswara Rao, village head of Jamdala of Parvathipuram, said that about 10 days ago, Murthy came to their village carrying blankets with him and distributed them to 30 elderly people.
“He came to our village to help the poor on the request of his colleague, who hails from our village,” he said.
According to Murthy’s colleague Aluru Atchyuta Rao, Murthy provides groceries to the orphanages and old age homes.
“On the occasion of Abdul Kalam and Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversaries, Murthy distributes books and dictionaries to the schoolchildren. I heard about his social service first in 2014,” he said.