A 50-year old woman from Telangana’s Nizamabad district traveled ride nearly 1,400 km on a scooter over three days to bring him home after he got stuck in Nellore in neighboring Andhra Pradesh due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Razia Begum, a government teacher from Nizamabad district, started her arduous journey on Monday morning riding her Scooty after taking permission from the local police authorities and reached Nellore town in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon. She picked up her 17-year old son Nizamuddin, from Nellore and headed back home on Wednesday, housing a total of 1,400 km in 3 days.
Not considering empty roads at night, Razia Begum kept going on her journey till she reached Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Razia Begum said it was a difficult journey on a small two-wheeler for a woman. But the dedication to bring my son back overwhelm all my fears. I packed some Rotis & they kept me going. It was horrible at night with no traffic movement and people on roads.
Woman Rides Scooter to Bring Back Son
Razia Begum lost her husband 15 years ago, lives with her two sons, an engineering graduate, and Mohammed Nizamuddin, aspiring to join MBBS. Mohammed Nizamuddin had gone to Rahamatabad in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on March 12 to drop his friend and stayed back there. Nizamuddin was ultimately stuck when the nation-wide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to the coronavirus outbreak and he could not return.
Razia Begum was wretched to hear from her son that he was furious to join the family, so she decided to go on a 1,400-km long and onerous journey to get back her son and decided to fetch him back herself. Razia Begum said she decided not to send her elder son as she thought cops could mistake him for a joyrider & detain him.
Razia Begum said initially she considered for taking a car, she dropped the idea and chose her two-wheeler.
It took her more than one day to reach Rahamatabad in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. As she already knew that no restaurants were open due to the lockdown, she packed food with herself and kept on stopping at fuel stations and quelling her thirst at certain points along the way.