Biratnagar mayor rescues homeless mother clutching 24 days' infant

PATHARI, MORANG: A flood-stricken woman carrying an unconscious child was rescued by the mayor of Biratnagar Metropolitan City on Saturday.

Biratnagar Metropolitan City's Mayor Bhim Parajuli came across the woman at Khadara block of ward no 19. The woman named Ranti Devi Rishidev was displaced after her house was swept away in the flood. With no money or income source she had been living a life of a homeless person.

The mayor took her to the Suraksha Hospital on his vehicle as she clasped a baby just 24 days old. Her husband is a rickshaw driver and has been ill since the catastrophe struck.

The mayor has promised to bear all expenses for the baby's treatment including food and accommodation for the mother and child.

"The god sent the mayor to save my child. It is my good fate that the mayor has created the environment which will save me and my baby's life," Rishidev said after seeing improvement in her baby's health condition.

Mayor Parajuli has revisited the stricken family at the Suraksha hospital to inquire into their condition. The mayor also pledged economic support until full improvement in the baby's health.