Humanity, thy name is Haradan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 17, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:10 AM, January 17, 2021

Humanity, thy name is Haradan

Haradan Chandra Sen, the valiant man who saved the life of a child from road accident, which left him unable to walk, is now passing a miserable life as he is the only bread earner of his four-member family.

Hailing from Kutubpur village of Purbadhala in Netrakona, Haradan, 35, is a blacksmith by profession. His two school going children are now facing uncertain future as he cannot walk without help from others.

In May last year, Haradan on his way to Hironpur Bazar in Purbodhala witnessed an accident in Bhaber Bazar area on Mymensingh-Netrakona road in which a woman was killed and her six-year-old child skidded off her lap, fell on the busy road and sustained little injury. 

Hearing the scrams, Haradan hurriedly jumped out of his auto-rickshaw to save the child. He saved the child but sustained serious injuries. Both of his legs and hands got fractured.

At the time, he also sustained injuries in his head and face, said Haradan, adding, that his two teeth were uprooted.

Seriously injured Haradan was rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital from where he was immediately referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

He returned home after taking treatment in Dhaka for 15 days but he has been suffering from injuries in his waist and head since then.

Haradan's father Ashutosh Chandra Sen is also a blacksmith by profession.

"Due to financial crisis, we cannot arrange better treatment for him as some costly tests are still pending," lamented Ashutosh.

"Now it is a serious burden for me to support the four-member family of Haradan and to manage his monthly treatment cost which is some eight thousand per month," said 65-year-old Ashutosh.

"I have so far spent Tk 150,000 in the last seven months but now it is becoming difficult to run the treatment cost. I totally depend on my profession as I have no other source of income and no property without homestead," said Ashutosh. 

Haradan is now being treated in Mymensingh, he said.

Haradan's wife Ratna Rani Sen said they are facing a bleak future following the accident and they have not got financial support from any quarter.

"My father-in-law is supporting the family in his old age. But who will take the total responsibility of my children-Nibedita Sen and Dhrubo Sen?" lamented Ratna.

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