Honest Pakistani Cab Driver In Dubai Returns Indian Student’s Wallet With Rs 19,000 & UK
If you happen to leave your wallet in a cab or a restaurant, more often than not, you are not going to find it. Especially, if there was a lot of money in it. However, there are some people who don’t let greed get the better of them. One of them is this Pakistani cabbie, who returned an Indian student’s wallet in Dubai.
According to reports, an Indian student named Raechel Rose forgot her wallet – which contained Rs 19,000 in cash, and her UK Visa – in Modassar Khadim’s cab on January 4, the Gulf News reported. “She had got into his taxi with another friend near Burjuman on January 4,” said Rose’s mother, Sindhu Biju.
“Just then, they saw their other friends in another car and decided to join them,” said Biju who was accompanying her daughter.They immediately left the hired taxi and Rose forgot to take her wallet along,” Sindhu Biju.
The Indian family approached police for help and checked the CCTV footage, but to no avail as the car’s number plate was unclear.
“Since they had not started the journey, the driver had not started the meter. Hence, it was difficult to trace the driver through the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) call centre,” Biju said.
“She did not have a copy of the visa. When she called the university, she was told she might have to apply for visa again. Though she was in tears, she rushed to the police station to report the matter,” she said.
Khadim had noticed the wallet after completing two other trips.
“Since the family, who came next, said it was not theirs, I opened it to check if there is any contact number. I could only see all the cards and the cash,” he said. Khadim called the RTA, reported the matter to police, but failed to contact Rose. However, to his surprise, he was soon contacted by RTA officials.
“Finally, the RTA call centre called me back when I was finishing my duty and verified the details that matched with their complaint. I was given their number following which I went to their house to drop the wallet,” he said.
He was given 600 Dirhams (Rs 11,500) by Rose’s father, but he refused to accept the amount despite the parents’ insistence, saying she was like his “younger sister.” The Indian family also wrote to the RTA appreciating Khadim’s gesture.