TDN World Desk: Telanaga woman wearing burqa rode 1,400 km on scooty to bring her son who was stranded due to the ongoing lockdown in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Razia Begum, who is headmistress at a government high school from Bodhan town in Nizamabad district, set out her ardous venture on Monday morning after taking travel pass from the local police.
“It was a difficult journey on a small two-wheeler for a woman. But the determination to bring my son back overtook all my fears. I packed rotis and they kept me going. It was fearsome in the nights with no traffic movement and no people on roads,” Razia Begum told PTI on Thursday.
Razia Begum lost her husbnand 15 years ago. She ived with her two sons, an engineering graduate, and 19-year old Nizamuddin, who aspires to become a doctor.
On April 6, Razia set out from her home to bring her younger Nizamuddin who went to Nellore, Andhra Pradesh to drop his friend and could not return due to lock down.
Nizamuddin was enrolled in a coaching centre in Hyderabad for MBBS.
Razia returned with her son on 8th April.“I had to travel along forest area roads too. I was not scared of anything. All I wanted was to get my son back,” Razia told TOI.
After the news surfaced on social media, people kept saluting her courage and determination.