‘Farishte Okhla Ke’: Residents help Batla House man who broke leg in hit-and-run make a fresh start at life!


‘Farishte Okhla Ke’: Residents help Batla House man who broke leg in hit-and-run make a fresh start at life!

There is no dearth of generous people in the world. Okhla too has many such people and they are always willing to help the needy.

The case in point is a story of some residents helping a man who two years ago broke his leg in a hit-and-run road accident at Okhla Head during Shabe E-Qadar.

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The man, a rickshaw puller, said how he was severely hurt in an accident at Okhla Head after being hit by a speeding car while he was driving a rickshaw.

He said the driver fled from the spot. He broke his leg and was rushed to a hospital, he said.

Life was difficult until he got help from some people of Johri Farm, he said, adding that some residents known to him helped him buy an e-rickshaw and for the last two years, he said he has been driving it to earn his livelihood.

He said he met most of his beneficiaries at a local mosque in Johri Farm who crowd funded money for him.

The 41-year-old man, who is originally from Bihar, resides in Batla House, with his two children and a wife. On being asked whether he earns enough money to have a decent life, he said: “There are people who help me. One resident whom I regularly used to carry gives me money to buy medicine which I am taking even today for my ailment. He showed his leg with several stitches. He said he is happy that his two children are studying and wants them to get quality education.”

He said the wound he sustained from the road accident has healed but still he said there are issues that need to be addressed and doctors have advised him to take medicines for a few more months.

He said initially after the accident as my leg was plastered, some residents provided me sewing machine to do work from home.

This is not the only case. Once an e-rickshaw driver told the OT that how a resident helped him buy a vehicle.

He said he used to teach Quran and Urdu to his beneficiary’s two children in Jamia Nagar.

“My students’ father was a kind person and during a conversation, he expressed concern over my livelihood. And it was he who suggested me to drive e-rickshaw to earn more and have a decent life. When I told him that I haven’t got enough money, he contributed a good amount and after which I lend money from friends and bought this e-rickshaw. I teach Quran and Urdu to people in the morning and in the evening I drive e-rickshaw,” he said.

It has been observed that e-rickshaw has provided job opportunities to many people in Okhla.