Heroic Sikh breaks religious protocol by removing turban to save boy’s lifeBy Mason White 5:22 PM May 17, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man is being called a hero after he helped save a boy’s life with his turban.
The Sikh student from New Zealand, broke the strict protocol by removing his religious turban to help save the life of a child hit by a car.
22-year-old Harman Singh said that he took off his turban to put on the bleeding head of a 5-year-old child, who had been struck by a car on his way to school in Takanini, Auckland.
Singh was in his home when he heard the car tires screeching outside so he ran out to investigate.
He saw a child on the ground and his head was bleeding so he removed his turban and put it on the child’s head to stop the bleeding.
Singh and other members of the public waited with the child until emergency services arrived. Not long after the accident, the boy’s mother arrived.
“People do not remove the turban in public. People die over it,” Singh said.
However, he didn’t care about uncovering his head in public because he just wanted to help this little boy.
According to reports, the five-year-old child was walking to school with his older sister when he was hit. He reportedly suffered life threatening head injuries, but is now in a stable condition at the hospital.