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Youths rescue dying elderly couple at Tangla
Correspondent
 KALAIGAON, June 23 - People of Udalguri district have hailed the humanitarian acts of a few youths of Tangla town who rescued a dying old man and his wife yesterday near Tangla.

The youths namely, Paran Bhardwaz, Nabanita Das, Abinash Sarma, Humen Haloi, Kanaksen Deka, Kaushik Das and Monoranjan Pathak of Tangla town immediately decided to help the husband-wife duo. Although the youths didn’t belong to any NGO or organisation, they came forward following the call of humanity.

It is a known fact that homeless Babu Boro (63)and his wife Joya Boro (60), had been living a hand-to-mouth existence in a clumsy atmosphere at Tangla stadium for a couple of months. When the youths approached them, they realised that the elderly man, who used to pedal cycle-rickhsaw for bread and butter previously, was suffering from partial paralysis and was unable to walk,while his wife works at households and fetches food for living.

The youths escorted both of them to Tangla CHC for medical attention, where treatment was given to them. It is also known that the childless couple had been left to their fate by their relatives. The youths also bought them medicines besides feeding them and bringing fresh clothes.

Talking to this correspondent,Paran Bhardwaz, one of the youths said that they want some NGO or government agency to take care of the elderly ailing couple discarded by their own family members. The youths also appealed to the district administration to arrange suitable accommodation and treatment of the couple.

Expressing happiness over the goodwill of the youths of Tangla, Joya Boro said that no one would have helped them if they were not spotted by the youths. She also said that their faith in humanity had been restored. She further said that although her husband was dying a slow and painful death, they want to live a dignified life for the remaining days of their lives. The couple thanked the youths for their humanitarian support.

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