Two MBA students of Rohidas Patil Institute of Management Studies in Bhayandar (E) returned gold ornaments worth around Rs3 lakh to an elderly woman who had lost the jewellery on her way to the railway station.
Shivkumar Shukla and Smita Nade, both second year students of the institute said that when they were heading to their college in an auto on Wednesday morning, they noticed a red leather pouch lying on the road. They asked the auto driver to stop and picked up the pouch, and were shocked to find gold ornaments in it.
While looking for any clue which could lead them to the owner, the duo found a slip of paper in the pouch with two mobile numbers listed on it. “I tried calling on both the numbers, but got no response. Finally, we decided to hand over those ornaments to the Navghar police,” said Shukla. They handed over the pouch to Dinkar Pingale, senior inspector of Navghar police station.
Meanwhile, Nirmala Patil, 56, a resident of Tilak lane in Navghar approached the police station to file a complaint stating she had lost her ornaments while travelling in an auto about one hour before. The students were called back and the ornaments were returned to Nirmala in their presence.
Nirmala thanked both the students. Rohidas Patil, the owner of the institute and senior BJP corporator in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was pleased by his students’ good work.