This guy took a big risk in his religion that was more than worth it. He is now being praised for his decision.

Mirror – This picture shows a Sikh man selflessly abandoning the strict rules of his faith to remove his turban and place it under the head of an injured five-year-old boy.

Harman Singh has been hailed as a hero after he removed his headware to cradle the bleeding head of the young lad who had just been hit by a vehicle on his way to school.

The 22-year-old was at home when he heard the wheels of a car screeching and rushed outside to investigate the commotion in Takanini, South Auckland, according to The New Zealand Herald.

“I saw a child down on the ground and a lady was holding him,” he said. “His head was bleeding, so I unveiled my turban and put it under his head.”

Members of the Indian community last night praised Mr Singh for his action, considered a hugely significant act of humanity by breaking strict religious protocol to help a stranger.

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