In a beautiful display of religious harmony, a Sikh boy used his turban as a band-aid to help a Muslim woman who was bleeding due to hit by a truck in road accident. The quick intervention prevented in her blood loss and she survived.
The humble 20-year-old Sikh boy named Manjeet hailing from Dewar, Tral, used his Turban to plug the injury of a 40-year-old woman, who was hit by a speeding truck in Awantipora. As the woman fell down, with her leg badly injured, the truck sped away, leaving her at the mercy of passersby.
Noticing the lady in pool of blood with no one around to help, Manjeet rushed to rescue her.
“I saw her lying on the road, with blood coming out of her leg. I could not resist using my own turban to plug the wound,” said Manjeet, as quoted by a local daily.
Turban is an essential part of Sikh religion however, without caring about his religious obligation, Manjeet took off his turban, helped the bleeding lady, and spread the message of communal harmony.
“I did what anyone else in my place would have done,” said Manjeet.
According to the reports, Manjeet himself is a story of struggle. He is the sole bread-earner in the family.
Manjeet’s father Karnail Singh, a daily wager in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST) passed away and he was recruited in his place as a daily-wager.
Manjeet has a handicapped mother, sister and elder brother to take care of at home.