Auto driver returns jewellery to passenger
An auto driver from Kopar Khairane returned gold jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh to a woman who had left those in his auto three days ago.
Siddhi Swapnil Parab, 33, a resident of Belapur, travelled home from Kopar Khairane with her children around 4pm on September 9. While alighting from the auto, she forgot to take her bag which contained one mangal sutra of six tolas of gold, two gold rings and some other jewelleries.
On reaching home, she realised that she had forgotten the jewellery bag in the auto.
She immediately called her brother and sister who live at Kopar Khairane.
To make matters worse, she also did not remember the registration number of the auto. The auto driver (right) was felicitated for returning jewellery worth Rs2.5 lakh to the passenger at Kiopar Khairane.
“Her sister came to our police station and narrated the incident. Our officials took their
contact details and did the formalities. We then started searching for that driver,” said Satish Gaikward, senior police inspector of Kopar Khairane police station.
Parab said, “I was in hurry that day. Since my children were also with me I had to pay attention to them too. Somehow, I forgot take the bag from the autorickshaw. I informed my sister about it on phone and she went to the police station to report the incident.”
On September 12, the auto driver, Balasaheb Ghadge, himself went to the police station and handed over the jewellery to the police.
“The jewellery given to us by Ghadge was similar to the description given by Parab. So we called her to the police station and she identified the jewellery. We handed over the jewellery to Parab on Wednesday,” Gaikward said.
The police also felicitated auto driver Ghadge for his honesty.