Amid Hate Storm over Coronavirus, TN Muslim Cop’s Selfless Act Wins Hearts

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Police constable S Syed Abuthaheer

Clarion India

NEW DELHI— S Syed Abuthaheer, a police constable in southern state of Tamil Nadu has won many hearts  for his selfless act of helping a poor couple.

The cop donated the blood to a pregnant lady when she had lost all the hope of finding a matching donor. But this just a bit of the whole incident that took place at a time when hate and negativity has taken over ideas of  amity and unity amidst conavirus crises.

While Media is leaving no stone unturned to undermine the Muslim community through a no-holds barred vilification campaign but Muslims continue to earn goodwill through their outstanding deeds like the one by Abuthaheer and ensure communal amity on the other.

In the last couple of weeks, there have been numerous reports on Muslim neighbours carrying the bier of the deceased non-Muslim and performing the last rites. These are extraordinary acts of humanity performed in extraordinary times when a pandemic of coronavirus’ magnitude holding the entire nation to ransom.

At a time when a veritable storm of Islamophobia is posing a grave threat to their very survival, such noble gestures from Muslims makes the act all the nobler.

What’s more, Muslim volunteers are in the forefront of philanthropic efforts to provide relief to poor and marginalised people badly hit by the lockdown.

Constable Abuthaheer’s incredible story was shared by one, Gopu Mohan on Twitter. It is a story of 24-year old Soluchuna and her husband Ezhumalai, a farm labourer.

As Soluchuna went into labour, the couple managed to reach the nearest hospital, 7km from their home in Rettiyapatti of Manapparai district, by an ambulance. However, on reaching the hospital as Sulochna developed some complications doctors recommended a c-section delivery.

For the operation, the doctors requisitioned blood, but due to the lockdown they could not arrange matching blood. As the matching blood could not be made available, the couple was told to go back home. But since there was no ambulance or any other conveyance the couple began to walk down.

On their way back home, they met constable Abhuthaheer. On being asked by Abhuthaheer why they were out on the road when there was a lockdown, the couple told him their predicament.

On listening their story, he expressed his solidarity with the couple and asked them to wait till his duty ends. He offered them lunch before taking them back to the hospital.

Incidentally, Abhuthaheer’s blood group matched with that of Sulochana. He readily donated blood and Sulochana delivered a healthy baby at 9 pm on Friday night.

The heart-touching story was covered by the local media. Lauding the humanitarian gesture of Abuthaheer, district SP awarded him Rs 1,000. Soon, when the DGP heard about the story, he gave Abuthaheer Rs 10,000.

And yu know what Abuthaheer did with the money? He handed the entire amount to the couple.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Assalam-o-Alaikum rb
    Son AbuTaheer your act will take you to Jannat Insha Allah. Keep it up baitay. May Allah SWT reward you in this dunya also. Perhaps it was a test for you from Allah SWT and passed. We need persons like you as example of true Muslim.

  2. தீமையை நன்மையைக் கொண்டு தடுக்க வேண்டும் என்று புனிதத் திருக்குர்ஆன் வலியுறுத்துகிறது.அதை செயலில் காட்டியிருக்கிறார் இந்த நல்ல மனிதர்

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