A middle-aged woman in Telangana's Nizamabad district brought home her son, who was stranded in Nellore due to the nationwide lockdown, on a two-wheeler, riding 1,400 km.
Razia Begum, a teacher from Bodhan, Nizamabad district said her son Nizamuddin had gone to Nellore on March 12 to see his friend's ailing father but was unable to return due to the lockdown and suspension of the transport facilities.
Telangana: Razia Begum from Bodhan, Nizamabad rode around 1,400 km on a 2-wheeler to Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, to bring back her son who was stranded there. She says, "I explained my situation to Bodhan ACP & he gave me a letter of permission to travel". (9.4.20) #CoronaLockdown pic.twitter.com/JHfRbdjOa1— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2020
"I wanted to bring back my son. I approached Bodhan ACP Jaipal Reddy and explained my situation to him. The ACP immediately gave me the permission letter for travelling to Nellore," she said.
Razia told ANI that she rode solo after getting permission from the local police.
She also said that she was stopped at several places by the police because of the lockdown but was allowed to proceed on what was nothing less than a mission.
"At many checkpoints, I was stopped by the police personnel. I showed the letter given by Bodhan ACP after which I was allowed to go on. I travelled through the forests but had no fear as I wanted to bring my son back home."
Razia set out on the arduous journey on Monday and returned with her son on Wednesday.
(With inputs from ANI)