Mum’s praise for Sikh hero

The mother of a 6-year-old boy hit by a car as he walked to school believes he owes his life to the actions of a Sikh man who removed his turban to stem the bleeding.

Daejon Pahia was struck by a four-wheel drive as he crossed Manuroa Rd in Auckland just before 9am on Friday, suffering a serious head wound.

Nearby resident Harman Singh, 22, heard the crash and rushed to the scene where he found the boy bleeding extensively from his head and made the decision to break strict religious protocol and remove his turban to staunch the blood.

Mr Singh’s actions have been praised around the world as an incredibly symbolic act of humanity, and Daejon’s mother, Shiralee, has also contacted him to thank him. Continue reading

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