New Delhi: A 30 year-old Delhi Police Constable named Virendra had died on December 13 in the national capital’s cantonment area in a mishap, while guarding the route that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to take for the airport on his return to Japan.
While Abe’s Indian counterpart failed to take cognizance of the incident, Abe, on learning about the incident sent a bouquet along with his condolence message to Virendra’s family.
The Japanese Embassy in India has confirmed the news.
However, the news went viral only after columnist Guruswamy put up a FB post about the sensitive act of the Japanese Prime Minister.
Guruswamy’s post says that as soon the word reached Tokyo, the Japanese PM did what he thought was needful. “For our VIPs it would be just another little man dying doing his duty and not worth a second thought,” he wrote.
The post praised Abe, while criticizing the Indian VIPs for ignoring such incidents.
Virender, a resident of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, is survived by his wife and child. He had joined the Delhi Police in 2010.