• Standing tall amid all odds: Female Lemonade, ice-cream seller turns Police Officer, cracks SI exam


    Thiruvananthapuram: Leading a life of anonymity, mystified in the dark web of life’s atrocities, Anie Siva had almost lost hope of regaining back her composure in life, but then a ray of hope knocked at the doors of Siva’s life, letting her re-live her dreams of becoming a cop.

    Congratulating her for her success, the Kerala Police tweeted, "A true model of willpower and confidence. An 18-year-old girl who was left on the streets with her 6-month-old baby after being abandoned by her husband and family has become Sub Inspector at Varkala police station."

    Anie Siva, now a 31-year-old, joined as a probationary sub-inspector at Varkala police station.

    "I got to know that my posting is at Varkala police station only a few days back. This is a place where I have shed many tears with my small child, with no one to support me," Ms Siva told news agency ANI.

    "At the stalls in Varkala Sivagiri ashram, I tried many small businesses like selling lemonade, ice-cream to handmade crafts. Everything flopped. It was then a man who suggested and helped me with money to study and write the exam for the sub-inspector post."

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