Hyd couple defy curfew, drive at 4 AM to rescue two Muslim women

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 May 2020 5:06 AM GMT
Hyd couple defy curfew, drive at 4 AM to rescue two Muslim women

Hyderabad: Driving through deserted roads, Rajendra Agarwal and his wife did not think twice about the curfew when they received an SOS message.

Flashback of two women unable to pay quarantine fee at a local hotel in Madhapur was playing in their minds through the journey.

It was in the wee hours when they reached the hotel which has been converted into a quarantine center for people evacuated from abroad. They walked up to the counter, paid Rs 22,500 and returned without calling or meeting the two Muslim women, one of them pregnant, who were evacuated from Dubai.

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“At around 4 am, I woke up to attend nature’s call. I stumbled upon an SOS message on twitter by Ahmed Ullah Khan of MBT party: 'Ten women passengers of whom, few are pregnant are unable to pay Rs 15000 towards the quarantine fee’. I became restive and decided to pay,” Agarwal told NewsMeter.

Going by the biblical verse, ‘What your right-hand does, your left hand should not know, Agarwal decided to remain anonymous.

“I was told that the women sat in the lobby since 11 PM. I paid Rs 22,500 to the hotel authorities and left without meeting them. The duo has been allocated a room for 14 days mandatory quarantine. I am told that one of them works as a maid in Dubai,” he said

When checked with hotel authorities, they confirmed a sum of Rs 22,500 has been paid for the two and the women have been allocated a room. This was second by Ahmed Ullah Khan of MBT party who out an SOS message. The fee of Rs 15,000 has been fixed for a person, while Rs 22,500 for those willing to share.

On May 22, around 40 people from UAE returned to Hyderabad. The group was taken to a private hotel in Madhapur for 14 days mandatory administrative quarantine.

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