Noida: Job & house gone, retired Armyman spends two months under a tree

Noida: Job & house gone, retired Armyman spends two months under a tree

NOIDA: Job gone, savings gone then is his brother’s flat where he stayed for days. His shelter from the sun and rain? The shade of a tree in Sector 61.
A retired Armyman has spent almost two months under a tree ever since he had to go away his brother’s flat after an argument with him. Hari Singh (59), who had retired as a sepoy and since been working as a guard for a personal company, lost his job during the lockdown. With this, his savings, too, dried up during a few days.After a quick occupy his brother’s flat, he began on foot for range in Kannauj. But the tough weather and therefore the rough road exerted a toll on him. Hari could not walk, and therefore the tree under which he stood became his home.
The elderly man’s plight came to the fore after a couple of journalists and passersby shot videos of him and circulated them on social media.
Residents recollected seeing him at an equivalent spot ever since the lockdown began. How did he survive? On most days, NGOs distributing food came to his rescue. On other days, he went off to sleep on an empty stomach.
“His brother stays during a flat in Sector 71, but nobody has come to require him back. He had got some ration a couple of days ago, but that, too, was removed from him. he's not getting proper food here and keeps crying sometimes ,” said a lady who stays within the same area.
Hari has an Aadhaar card, which shows his permanent address in Kannauj. Other documents say he had retired from the military in July, 1987.
After his videos were posted on social media, Noida police admitted Hari to the district hospital in Sector 30 on Saturday. An injured foot has left him almost immobile. Though Hari can stand on his feet, he can’t walk.
The retired Armyman spoke to reporters during a faint voice. Asked where he wanted to travel , he only mumbled “Kannauj”.
Dr Vandana Sharma, chief medical superintendent at the district hospital, said Hari had suffered an injury within the muscles. “He has been mentioned an orthopaedic surgeon and admitted to the emergency ward. It shouldn't take an excessive amount of time for him to recover because he's ready to get up .”