Thiruvananthapuram: In an honest gesture, a KSRTC bus conductor in Venjaramoodu depot has taken effort to trace the owner of a lost wallet. Jayakumar Nair, a native of Pirappancode has written a letter to the owner after finding his address in a driving license in the wallet.
On August 13, Jayakumar found the lost wallet when he was on duty at East Fort bus station. The wallet was lying under a seat. It contained many documents including driving license, labour card, Iqama (residence permit card) and Indian and foreign currencies. But the owner’s phone number was not found in any of the documents.
Later, the conductor handed over the wallet to the ticket and cash counter. He also informed the police and shared the news in WhatsApp groups too. As no one approached even after three weeks, Jayakumar sent a registered letter in the address shown in the driving license.
Ernakulam native Anoop who is expatriate was the owner of the wallet. After losing his wallet that carried essential documents including his residential permit card Iqama, Anoop was in a desparate condition. He had filed a complaint with the Thampanoor police station hoping that he would hear some good news.
Anoop rushed to Venjaramoodu depot after receiving the letter. Jayakumar handed over the wallet to Anoop in the presence of Assistant Transport Officer Shiju.
Though Anoop presented a small gift as a token of gratitude to Jayakumar, he refused to accept it. Jayakumar has been working as a bus conductor for 15 years.