Aged couple get back gold ornaments worth Rs.2.5 lakh left in train; The train started moving before the couple could board it at Kengeri Railway Station
Displaying a high degree of humanitarian concerns, cops attached to the Railway Police yesterday returned a bag containing valuables worth about Rs.2.5 lakh to an aged couple who had left it behind in a compartment of a Mysuru-bound train.
It is reported that a woman named Roopa kept the bag containing valuables in a compartment of Mysuru-bound Gol Gumbaz Express at Kengeri Railway and was helping her parents to board the train but the train began to move before her father Eshwar Rao and mother could board it.
An alert Roopa, immediately informed the Railway authorities, who immediately alerted the Railway Police personnel in Mysuru, who recovered the bag when it reached Mysuru Railway Station.
It is said that M.G. Eshwar Rao and his wife, residents of Madikeri, who had gone to Bengaluru to attend a wedding on Feb. 6, were staying at their daughter Roopa’s residence in Rajajinagar. Eshwar Rao and his wife who decided to return to Madikeri arrived at the Kengeri Railway Station at about 8.30am along with Roopa to board Gol Gumbaz Express to reach Mysuru on their way to Madikeri.
Meanwhile, the train departed Kengeri Station before Eshwar Rao and his wife could board it after Roopa kept their luggage in a bogie of the train and got down.
A shocked Roopa, brought the incident to the notice of Station Master, who communicated the message to Station Masters of other Stations including Mysuru Railway Station.
Railway cops at Mysuru Railway Station, who kept a close watch on luggages carried by passengers, searched for the bag when Gol Gumbaz reached Mysuru Junction at about 11.30 am and found the bag in S-2 compartment of the train.
It is said that the luggage left by Roopa in S-1 compartment was found in S-1 compartment suggesting that some one who took the bag from S-1 compartment left it in S-2 compartment fearing being tracked.
The bag contained one 30 gram gold necklace, one 12-gram chain, four bangles weighing 35 grams wrapped in a towel and kept in a bag. Railway cops, who found the telephone number of Eshwar Rao from the diary in the bag called him to Railway Police Station and handed over the bag.
RPF Inspector R.P. Ashok, SI S. Krishnamurthy and staff took part in the search and recovery.