New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Shinzo Abe has sent a bouquet of flowers to the family of a Delhi Police head constable, who died while guarding the route that the Japanese Prime Minister was to take for the airport on his return to Japan.
On December 13, Virender Singh Yadav died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle in Delhi Cantt area.
As soon as the Japanese PM got to know about it in Tokyo, he sent a bouquet of flowers and a letter of condolence to Virender Singh Yadav's family.
This is what Mohan Guruswamy, who heads the Centre for Policy Alternatives, posted on his Facebook timeline:
“SHINZO ABE’S GESTURE.
Early on Sunday morning Head Constable Virender Singh Yadav of the Delhi Police attached to Palam Police Station and deployed on the departure route of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was mowed down at about 3 am by, an as yet unknown, speeding vehicle near Metro pillar 139. He was on his police motorbike and was to take over charge of the cavalcade’s movement. He was killed on the spot and lay on the road when a passerby informed the Delhi Police.
The incident barely got a passing mention in this mornings newspapers. But no sooner the word got back to Tokyo, in a touching gesture the Japanese Prime Minister decided to send a bouquet of flowers and a letter of condolence to Yadav’s family.
For our VIP’s it would be just another little man dying doing his duty and not worth a second thought.”
- Mohan Guruswamy