Sikh man breaks religious rules, removes his turban to help an injured boy
A New Zealand Sikh put religion aside and took off his turban to help an injured child.
The New Zealand Herald reports 22-year-old Harman Singh saw a 5-year-old boy had been struck by a car outside of his home Friday. Despite religious beliefs not permitting him to remove his turban and show his hair in public, Singh didn't hesitate to take off his headdress and cushion the bleeding child's head.
"I wasn't thinking about the turban," Singh told the New Zealand Herald. "I was thinking about the accident and I just thought, 'He needs something on his head because he's bleeding.' That's my job – to help. [...] I think anyone else would have done the same as me."
He notes the Sikh religion makes exceptions for taking off a turban in emergencies, but members of the Indian community, and people all over the planet, are praising Singh for his actions.
The young boy was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries to the head, but is now in stable condition.
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