A photo shows the moving moment a Sikh man abandoned the rules of his faith and removed his turban to place under the head of an injured child.
Harman Singh has been hailed as a hero after he 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.
The 22-year-old Singh was at home when he heard a commotion and rushed outside to investigate in Takanini, South Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr Singh, a student at the University of Auckland, 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.Advertisement
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.
The turban has immense spiritual and temporal significance for those of the Sikh faith and members of the Indian community and beyond have praised Mr Singh for breaking religious protocol to help save the child’s life.
Mr Singh and other members of the public stayed with the young boy until emergency services arrived.
Massive respect to this man, and those that helped save this little lad’s life, including the emergency response team who do this day in day out.