In an example of courage and humanity, three young people saved the life of a 60-year-old mother of a Kargil War veteran.
Victim of a road accident, Gurdeep Kaur was rushed to a hospital by three strangers — Faizan, Manish Dagar and Yasmine Yadav — who are now like family to her.
Kaur had a near-death experience when her two-wheeler was hit by an autorickshaw near Gate 1 of DLF Phase 1. Kaur suffered multiple injuries, including shoulder blade, collar bone and rib cage fracture, internal bleeding and severe head injury.
Bleeding profusely, Kaur was lying on the road when Faizan, a businessman, stopped his motorcycle and ran to help her. He was soon joined by another passerby Manish Dagar, an employee at a private firm.
Faizan held Kaur in his arms and comforted her while Manish managed the traffic on the road.
“There were a lot of vehicles passing by but no one wanted to help the woman lying on the road. I do not know Manish but both of us wanted to help her. Gurdeep wanted to drink water but we did not have any water bottle,” said Faizan.
Yasmine, another passerby, stopped to help and offered her water. Yasmine decided to stay with Gurdeep and the duo to help them.
“After giving her water, I checked Gurdeep’s belongings. She was not carrying a mobile phone. There was only one identity card with a phone number but no one answered,” said Yasmine.
The trio took her to a nearby clinic where she was administered first aid. But seeing Gurdeep’s injuries, the doctors asked them to take her to a hospital.
“Doctors warned us about Gurdeep’s critical condition. Manish called for an ambulance. But we did not want to waste time and decided to take Gurdeep in an autorickshaw,” said Yasmine.
Gurdeep was shifted to Alchemist Hospital in Sector 53 and was admitted to the ICU.
“Luckily, Gurdeep was admitted at the hospital without wasting too much time. The trio acted smartly. The doctors also acted swiftly. She did not undergo any surgery but a few blood clots had formed because of which she was kept under observation,” said Colonel AK Dhir, medical superintendent, Alchemist Hospital.
The trio then contacted the city police, who helped them inform Gurdeep’s family. Her son Major DP Singh came to the hospital around three hours after the incident.
Gurdeep was discharged from the hospital this week.
“It was amazing to see the three people waiting patiently and handling all the paperwork for my mother. I am very thankful to them. They helped her without even knowing her. My mother recently celebrated her 60th birthday and it is all because of the trio. We will be forever grateful to them,” said Major DP Singh, who is also the first amputee marathon runner of India.