Pune: Police help woman who came here for job interview, get accommodation in lockdown

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Mehab Qureshi
Pune, June 20, 2020: Baisakhi Vaijunath Yadav (24), who hails from Lake Town near Kolkata in West Bengal, had lost her job a few days ago in Bengaluru due to the stringent nationwide lockdown. After which she started hunting for job vacancies in different locations. She came across a vacancy at an IT company in Hinjawadi.

She got shortlisted for an interview round scheduled on June 29 and was called to Pune for the same. Therefore, she took a train from Bengaluru and reached Pune on June 18, around 4 pm. After arriving at Pune station, she was stamped ‘home quarantine’ on her hand.

Since she had no relatives or friends in Pune, Baisakhi tried to find a room in Pune station and Kalyaninagar area to stay as a paying guest, but no one provided accommodation. After 6 hours of searching, she finally decided to land up in the nearest police station, the Yerwada Police station. She had only Rs 100 left in her wallet.

As soon as she requested help, Police Sub-inspector Shubhangi Magdoom, along with the female staff, allowed her to stay in the restroom of the female officers and staff of Yerwada police station. They also arranged a mask and sanitiser for her.

On June 19 morning, the police officials served her tea, breakfast and then sent her for a medical test with female police staff. Also, as she didn’t have any money, the police officers and staff of the police station collected money for her accommodation and expenses. After contacting Senior Police Inspector Pratibha Joshi of Kothrud police station, Baishakhi was accommodated in a rented room at Dashbhuja Ganpati Mandir, Paud Phata, Karve Road, Pune. She was safely taken there along with the female police staff. The girl has thanked the Pune police for their help, said Senior Police Inspector Yunus Shaikh, in-charge of Yerwada police station.