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Navi Mumbai: Garbage collectors return bag filled with gold jewellery, cash to owners; police say humanity is still alive

The police facilitated both garbage collectors and also gave them a cash reward for their actions.

Amit Srivastava | Updated on: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:47 AM IST

The police facilitated both garbage collectors and also gave them a cash reward | FPJ photo
The police facilitated both garbage collectors and also gave them a cash reward | FPJ photo
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In Uran taluka, two garbage collectors showed humanity and returned the bag containing gold mangal sutra, cash, and mobile phone to the original owners after they found it during garbage collection last week. Following the incident, police said that humanity is still alive today.

On May 7, Vidhi Dhananjay Nakhwa, 10, daughter of Sushali Dhananjay Nakhwa, 33, a fish seller fell ill. She was admitted to a hospital and her condition was not good.

Her father needed more money for treatment and he was going on his scooter to a jewellery shop to sell a mangal sutra of around 35 grams in a black colour bag. However, the bag fell along the road and he did not notice.

Meanwhile, the two garbage collectors identified as Ashraf Asgar Sheikh, 18, and Amit Lalji Chaudhary, 23, both residents of Bori Pakhadi found the bag alongside the road near Anandi Hotel while collecting usable items in the garbage. Instead of keeping the bag with them, they approached the Uran police station to return the bag to the original owners.

The police traced the original owner through the mobile found in the bag and asked them to come to the police station to collect their lost items. After verifying, the police returned the items and also introduced the duo who returned the bag.

Later, the police facilitated both garbage collectors and also gave them a cash reward for showing humanity despite living in a poor condition.

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Published on: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:47 AM IST