Auto driver plays good samaritan

Auto driver plays good samaritan

Auto driver plays good samaritan

Rao handed over the high-end laptop and Rs 36,000 to the City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari and Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar on Monday. The police honoured Rao by presenting him an appreciation certificate and Rs 2,000 reward for his gesture.

Chacko boarded Rao’s auto at Cottonpet and sought a drop to Central bus stand at 10.30 pm on Saturday.

“Chacko gave me Rs 40 though the fare was just Rs 20. I noticed his bag lying on the seat, minutes after he left. I searched for his address in the bag, but in vain. I decided to hand it over to the police on Monday as it was late night,” Rao told Deccan Herald.

He said the Joint Commissioner managed to track Chacko’s address and contact number with the help of the laptop. Chacko, who came to the Commissioner’s office could not believe that his laptop was found.

He was overwhelmed by the auto driver’s gesture. More than the money, what mattered to Chacko was his laptop.

“Chacko told the police that he had stored the most vital information in the laptop. Getting back his laptop meant a rebirth for him. He thanked me endlessly,” Rao said.

Rao is a marble designer and lives with his wife, two daughters and a son near Hoskerehalli bus stand. “I work as a part time auto driver as I am in financial crisis. Life has taught me that money earned through illegal means brings misery,” Rao said.