Sikh removes turban to help bleeding child

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Melbourne: Sikhs known for their bravery and courage hace spanned many a legendary story in Indian history. It is known that a Sikh would rather die wearing his turban then remove it.

Showing a rare humanitarian gesture A 22-year-old Sikh man removed his turban to help a profusely bleeding child following a road accident in New Zealand, garnering praise for his humanitarian effort, a media report said today.

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Harman Singh was at his home in Auckland when a five-year-old boy, who was walking to school with his elder sister, was hit by a car nearby. Mr Singh rushed to the spot after hearing the screeching of car wheels and the commotion.

He said he did not think twice about removing his turban to help the child, who was bleeding from the head.

“I wasn’t thinking about the turban. I was thinking about the accident and I just thought that he needs something on his head because he’s bleeding. That’s my job to help,” Mr Singh was quoted as saying by New Zealand Herald.

Though removing turban is rare, Mr Singh said the religious protocols do not restrict action in emergency situations, the report said.

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