10-year-old’s complaint to get back bicycles given for repair surprises police, wins hearts
The officials at Meppayur police station were astonished to see an unusual complaint letter written in a piece of paper torn out of a notebook. The complainant, a 10-year-old, requested to get back his and his brother's bicycles which were given for repair.
Elampilad LP School Class 5 student Abin arrived at the police station with a handwritten complaint on a page torn from his notebook on November 25. He requested the police to get back his and his brother’s bicycles that were given for repair. Written in blue ink, the complaint was addressed to the station SI.
“The bicycles belonging to me and my younger brother, given for repair on September 5, have not been returned yet. We had paid Rs 200 as advance. Our calls are not attended most of the time and even when answered, the shopkeeper repeats that the bicycles will be repaired. The shop remains closed when we go to get the bicycles back. There is no one at our home to enquire into the matter. So, please get our cycles back sir,” wrote Abin in the complaint.
Abin’s act of walking alone to the station with a complaint written on a page from a notebook impressed the officials. After probing the matter, they informed Abin that the mechanic has promised to deliver the bicycles by Thursday. According to police, the mechanic had closed the shop for some days as he was unwell and busy with his son’s wedding.