Cab driver saves youth's life

Cab driver saves youth's life

Ramesh rushed Sudhanshu, who was lying in a pool of blood, to hospital

Cab driver saves youth's life

Cab driver Ramesh

Sudhanshu (22), a BE graduate ,jumped from the fourth floor of a defence establishment building. Ramesh, a cab driver rushed him to a hospital in time and saved his life.

Police said Sudhanshu had come to Bangalore from Bhubaneshwar three months ago in search of a job. He was staying with his brother Himamshu, a software engineer, in Koramangala. He had been to Orissa to attend an interview. He was feeling low after he was rejected and decided to end his life after he failed to secure a job.

Reached Defense building

Ramesh told Deccan Herald: “After landing in the airport, Sudhanshu got into my cab around 4 pm. He told me to drop him at Ejipura and started working on his laptop. We reached PDCA, the Defence building near India Garage around 4.45 pm. I stopped the cab after he asked me to. He went inside the campus, saying he would be back in five minutes.”

While waiting in the cab, Ramesh noticed some commotion inside the campus. He rushed inside to see Sudhanshu lying in a pool of blood.

“People told me he jumped from the fourth floor. I decided to rush him to a hospital. Sudhanshu’s condition was critical. I decided to drive on one-way to reach the hospital early. Traffic police began chasing me for violating, but I did not care. I stopped the cab only after I reached Hosmat hospital,” he added.

“Sudhanshu would have been dead had Ramesh been late even by five minutes,” said the hospital staff. He has sustained multiple fractures and is being treated at Intensive Care Unit.

“He is now out of danger and will be subjected to surgeries on Wednesday,” said Hosmat Hospital Vice-President Dr Ajith Benedict Rayan.

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