Man Breaks The Strict Rules Of His Religion To Save A Child's Life

May 18, 2015

A photo of a Sikh man abandoning the rules of his faith to help an injured child is going viral.

sikh man removes turban to save boy

Harman Singh took off his headdress to cradle the bleeding head of a 5 year-old boy who had just been hit by a vehicle on his way to school.

Singh said:

"I saw a child down on the ground and a lady was holding him. His head was bleeding, so I unveiled my turban and put it under his head.

I wasn't thinking about the turban. 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. And I think anyone else would have done the same as me."

sikh man removes turban to save boy

Singh stayed with the young boy until emergency services arrived.

Doctors said the injuries could have been life-threatening, but he's in stable condition after surgery for a fractured skull. He is expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week, but a full recovery will still take time.

Meanwhile, Singh said he had been inundated with messages of support from around the world.

"I have had a lot of calls, a lot of messages. People are saying, 'I'm proud of you' and saluting me - I can't even reply to all of the messages but I want to say that I am not a hero, I just wanted to get there for him and help the little boy."

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