Auto driver returns Rs 5 lakh to passenger

Good Samaritan

Auto driver returns  Rs 5 lakh to passenger

An autorickshaw driver in the City has returned a bag containing Rs five lakh, left behind by a passenger.

K Panduranga of Banashankari is the hero of the story. Pavamanacharya, a resident of Jaraganahalli in JP Nagar, boarded Panduranga’s auto on January 14 after drawing Rs five lakh from a bank for the treatment of his ailing brother Madhusudan.

However, he forgot to collect the bag containing the money while alighting. After reaching home, he realised he had left the bag behind.  He went to the JP Nagar police station and lodged a complaint.

After dropping Pavamanacharya, Panduranga drove back home. The next morning, while washing the auto, he noticed the bag. He opened it only to find wads of currency notes.  He went to the police station and handed over the bag to the police. Soon, the police summoned Pavamanacharya and he identified Panduranga and the bag, police said.

Pavamanacharya, in his complaint, had stated that the bag contained Rs four lakh. However, Panduranga told Pavamanacharya that there was Rs five lakh in the bag. Soon, the latter realised that he had actually drawn Rs five lakh from the bag.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Sonia Narang honoured Panduranga by presenting him a letter of appreciation and a cash reward.

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