Puttur: People travelling to attend functions elsewhere normally place their gold ornaments in small bags and carry them. But very often in a hurry such bags are left behind in buses and autorickshaws.
Luckily enough, honest drivers make an effort to trace the owners and ensure safe return of the valuables to the owners.
Karunakar Pai and Kavya Pai couple from Maril on the outskirts had attended a marriage and had got down at the bus stand on Sunday night. They took an autorickshaw to go home and they used the same vehicle to drop their relatives at the railway station on their way to Mysore.
After reaching the railway station, it came to their notice that the bag containing 28 sovereign gold ornaments was missing. They went to the police station and filed a complaint. When the rickshaw drivers’ organization came to know about it, they made enquiries with all affiliated drivers.
On Monday morning, Ravichandra from Aryapu, found the bag safely tucked in a niche at the end of the seat of his rickshaw, which he handed over to the police. Interestingly, he was not aware that the bag was lying in his vehicle for over 24 hours.
Circle inspector Mahesh Prasad passed the bag to the owners.