Hyderabad, Apr 11 (UNI) A brave mother and teacher from Bodhan in Nizamabad district of Telangana, Razia Begum, rode 1,400 km on her scooty, to bring her son back home, who was stranded in Nellore of Andhra Pradesh, following the imposition of the national lockdown. Her son Nizamuddin, an intermediate student, had gone to Nellore on March 21 to drop his friend from a NEET coaching institute in Hyderabad and got stuck there. The teacher, who took a permission letter from the local police officer and following Google Map app, started her solo rescue mission, braving lockdown and loneliness on the morning of April 6, reached Nellore on April 7 morning, despite being stopped at many places.
''I was the lone rider barring a few trucks and transport vehicles on the highway, but it was not difficult for me to travel,'' the teacher, a seasoned rider, told reporters after reaching her hometown with her son safely. ''During my journey, I had faced problems en route as food was not available with hotels and dhabas closed and I took only fruits and relaxed for a few minutes intermittently.
''Along with my son, I immediately started on the return journey and reached Bodhan on April 8. I was not scared of anything during my travel along the forest areas, as my son supported me, as a pillion rider,'' she informed. ''My travel has gone viral in social media after one of my colleagues posted it on WhatsApp. While on return journey, mediapersons at Kamareddy hosted lunch for us,'' she said and praised the police for their help.
A resident of BT Nagar in Bodhan, she had faced hardships in life, while raising three children, including two sons- Yasar and Nizamuddin, and daughter Ayesha, after her husband Mohammed Waliuddin - also a Government teacher, died in 2006, after a prolonged illness. (UNI)