KARIMNAGAR: A 15-year-old-boy Bootam Sai from Karimnagar, has reportedly rescued five children in Kathmandu during the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal recently.
It appears that Bootam Sai, who hails from Ramakrishna colony of Timmapur mandal and whose mother and father had passed away long back, was taken to Nepal two years ago by a distant relative.
Since Sai is an illiterate, he started working as a caretaker for children at Seenamandal in Kathmandu. According to Sai, on April 25 at the time of the earthquake, he was watching TV along with another five infants.
“Initially, I thought that it was the sound of an earth digger from the road works outside the house. But when the TV set fell on the floor, and I heard people shouting ‘Earthquake, Earthquake’ outside, I knew this was serious,” Sai narrated.
“Immediately, I carried Ganesh (4), Anu (3), Indu (1), Shavani (3) and an eight-month-old Venkatasai one by one outside the house where everybody gathered,” he added.
Showing an injury near his temple, he said that he had sustained that wound when the tin roof collapsed on him while he was carrying the eight-month-old boy outside.
Sai has recently reached Ramakrishna colony safely from the Himalayan nation. He is currently being looked after by the people of the colony. He hopes to restart his life afresh.