Thane passenger forgets laptop bag in auto, driver returns it
When 34-year-old Vikas Lokhande forgot his bag containing a laptop, a mobile phone and silver coins in an autorickshaw, he thought he would never find it.
A few hours later, his building security guard told him to contact the auto driver who had left his autorickshaw number with him. Lokhande works with Ambuja Cement and lives in Brahmand.
On Monday evening, he took an auto from Thane railway station to go home. After getting down outside his building, he realized that he had left his bag behind in the autorickshaw.
By then, the auto had left and he did not know the auto number.
“After some time, auto driver Shakil Shaw saw the bag in his autorickshaw. He returned to the building. He left his auto number with the security guard, who informed Lokhande about the bag. When Lokhande came down, the guard gave him the autorick- shaw number,” said Dnaynesh Shirsat, traffic police constable.
Lokhande first contacted the traffic police and gave them the auto number. “We searched and found out the auto driver’s address. The driver lives at Wagale Estate and he was happy to hand over the bag to the owner,” said Shirsat.
Lokhande wouldn’t have been happier. “Thanks to the auto driver and the Thane police, I got back my bag which had a laptop, a mobile phone and silver coins worth Rs52,000,” Lokhande.