Vadakara man turns social media star after tripping thief who looted Rs 80 lakh in Dubai
Sharjah: A Malayalee youth from Vadakara has turned a star on social media after he tripped a thief who was running away with Rs 80 lakh. The incident took place at Baniyas square market in Dubai.
The thief, an Asian man, tried to escape after snatching a bag which contained 4 lakh DH (around Rs 80 lakh) taken to deposit in the bank. Vadakara Valliyode native Jaffar’s timely action foiled the thief’s bid to escape from the spot with the money.
While working in the shop, Jaffar heard some noise and stepped out. Then he found the thief running with a bag.
"First, I thought I can catch him. But observing chances to get attacked, I tripped him with my leg. When he fell, the people caught him and handed him over to police, “Jaffar described the incident. CCTV visual of Jaffar has gone viral on social media.
Even after receiving appreciation from social media, Jaffar expressed disappointment over the person who got back the money. Jaffar stated that the person didn’t convey gratitude to him.
Jaffar is working as an assistant in his brother’s juice shop in the market. He reached Dubai on visit visa. He is planning to join a new job after Ramzan.