The Delhi Police came to the rescue of three Manipuri students staying in the national capital by providing them free ration after they ran out of food and money amid the ongoing lockdown, a senior police officer said.
The male students are pursuing their graduation from a Delhi University college and staying at a rented accommodation in Chirag Delhi, the police said.
On Saturday, an SOS was received through Manipur Police following which the students were contacted, they said.
"The students told us they were running out of essentials and did not have money to buy food or grocery. A police team from Malviya Nagar immediately visited them and gave them the required ration," the officer said.
The students were provided with 15 kg rice, flour, dal, oil and other essentials and were told to contact police in case of any emergency or distress, he said.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown till May 3, saying it was very necessary to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The country has been under lockdown since March 24.