TANGLA, June 22: In a unique initiative that is bound to restore faith in humanity, a homeless, ailing sexagenarian couple was rescued and nursed back to health by a group of youths at Tangla in Udalguri district on Friday. The youths, found the helpless husband-wife duo namely Babu Boro (63) and his wife Joya Boro (60) living a hand-to-mouth life in a rickety room at Tangla Stadium for the past couple of months. When they approached them, they realized that Babu, who used to peddle cycle-rickshaw for bread is suffering from partial paralysis and is unable to walk, while his wife works as a housemaid and fetches food for living.
The youths escorted both of them to Tangla CHC for medical attention, where they are undergoing treatment. Talking to The Sentinel, one of the youths, Navaneeta Das said, “They are a childless couple who have been left to their fate by their relatives, and has been living in the rickety room.” The youths also bought them medicines besides feeding them and bringing fresh clothes. “What the youths have volunteered for us no one will do for a stranger,” said Joya Boro. “Their generous act has restored my faith in humanity. My husband was dying a slow death. We want to live in a dignified manner for the remaining part of our lives,” she said. The youths have appealed the old age homes to come forward to provide shelter to the aged couple.