The coronavirus outbreak is badly affecting the everyday lives of people across the globe. In India, due to lockdown, other than people working in essential service, nobody is allowed to travel from their homes to other places. Only people with emergency needs are allowed to travel. Guess what, a brave woman from Telangana’s Nizamabad rode her scooty nearly 1400 kms to bring back her stranded son home from is friend’s place in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
Razia Begum, 48, after seeking police permission rode solo to Nellore and returned with her younger son on Wednesday evening, showing an endurance level even seasoned rallyists would find hard to match.
A headmistress at a government school in Nizamabad, Razia Begum, who lost her husband 15 years ago, lived with her two sons, an engineering graduate, and 19-year old Nizamuddin, who aspires to become a doctor.
Nizamuddin had gone to Rahamatabad in Nellore on March 12 to drop his friend and stayed back there. Meanwhile, the lockdown was announced following the coronavirus outbreak and he could not return.
Razia Begum was anguished to hear from her son, who was desperate to return home, and decided to fetch him herself. The woman did not send her elder son since she feared police might mistake him for a joy rider and detain him.
On the morning of April 6, she began the journey and reached Nellore the next day afternoon. She left for home town on the same day along with her son and reached Bodhan on Wednesday evening, Razia Begum said.