Razia Begum, a 48-year-old resident of Telangana, reportedly rode on a two-wheeler for three days to bring her son, who was stranded in Andhra Pradesh, back. She travelled from Bodha town in Nizamabad, Telangana to Rahmatabad in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh — around 1,400 km on a scooter. Begum had sought permission from local police before embarking on this journey amidst the lockdown.

Razia is a government teacher. She started the journey on Monday and returned with her 17-year old son on Wednesday evening. “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 people on roads,” the brave mother told PTI on Thursday.

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Key Takeaways

  • A 48-year old woman from Telangana travelled on a two-wheeler for three days to bring her son back home who was stranded in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Razia Begum started her journey on Monday morning and had reportedly sought local police permission.
  • She picked up her 17-year old son Mohammed Nizamuddin, who was stuck at his friend’s place in Nellore, and headed back home.
  • She was back by Wednesday evening, covering a total of 1,400 km in three days.

According to reports, Razia lost her husband 15 years ago and is a single mother. Her son Mohammed Nizamuddin got stuck at his friend’s place in Nellore when the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 23.

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Razia approached Bodhan assistant commissioner of police V Jayapal Reddy for help. “He gave me a letter permitting me to travel despite lockdown and also appealing to the Andhra Pradesh police to allow me to into the state,” she said.

Raziya is a single parent to two sons and a daughter. After her husband passed away, she took charge of all the responsibilities. Her younger son Nizamuddin is preparing to crack medical entrance exam from the Narayana Institute in Hyderabad.

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“I travelled continuously through deserted roads and dusty villages midway. I was not scared at all,” she added that cops stopped her at several checkpoints but they were cooperative. “Even at the inter-state borders, I had no issues, as the police cooperated with me. They advised me to take breaks for every two hours of journey so that I did not get tired,” she said.

“The wish to see my son gave me so much energy. Nothing more than that,” Razia said.

Razia packed rotis for the road and was brave enough to take the risk for her son Nizamuddin, who has completed his intermediate and has been preparing for the MBBS entrance exam.

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