A 48-year-old woman named Razia Begum from Telangana rode her scooter for 1400 kms to bring back her son stranded in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh due to the lockdown. She set out for her journey on April 6, in the morning hours acquiring permission from local police. She rode alone till Nellore, picked up her 19-year-old son Nizamuddin and returned on April 8 evening.
Razia, who lost her husband 15 years ago, lives with her two sons, the elder one being an engineering graduate and the younger one being Nizamuddin, an aspiring doctor.
Nizamuddin had gone to Rahamatabad in Nellore district on March 12 to drop his friend and stayed back there. He couldn’t return because of the nationwide lockdown that was imposed 12 days later.
After returning back home, Razia told a daily, “It was a difficult journey on a small two-wheeler for a woman. But the determination to bring back my son overshadowed all my fears. I packed rotis and they kept me going. It was fearsome in the nights with no traffic movement and people on roads.”