A Pakistani taxi driver’s honesty in Dubai has made him a hero after he returned a wallet full of cash and documents to an Indian girl, who had forgotten her wallet in his cab’s backseat.
As per reports, Raechel Rose, a law student at Lancaster University, was on her way to attend a friend’s birthday party on January 4 when she left the wallet in Modassar Khadim’s cab.
Girl’s mother, Sindhu Biju told that “She had got into the taxi with another friend and then they saw their other friends in another car and decided to join them. They immediately left the taxi and Rose forgot her wallet behind.
The purse had her UK student visa, her Emirates ID, UAE driving license, health insurance card, credit card and more than 1,000 Dirhams in several currencies.
Her return flight to Manchester was scheduled for three days later, and she could not afford to delay it as she had an exam on January 13.
The family also checked the CCTV footage with the help of the police but in the footage, they could not see the car’s number plate properly.
The cab driver, Khadim noticed the wallet on the front seat after he had finished two other trips.
“Since the family, who came next, said it was not theirs, I opened it to check if there is any contact number. I could only see all the cards and the cash,” said Khadim
Khadim called up RTA’s call center and asked for their assistance. After Khadim was told that another department would reach out to him, he decided to report the lost wallet to the police.
“When I reached the police station, I met another taxi driver who advised me to try to get the girl’s number and give it as the procedures might take a long time,” said Khadim.
Khadim then tried to get Rose’s contact through her mobile service provider and insurance company but he could not find her number as privacy clauses barred the company from sharing the information with him.
“Finally, the RTA call center called me back when I was finishing my duty at 3.30 am and verified the details that matched with their complaint. I was given their number following which I went to their house to drop the wallet,” shared Khadim.
After handing over the purse, Rose’s father rewarded Khadim with 600 dirhams. He initially refused the offer but accepted it when the family insisted him.
Later, Rose’s family also wrote a letter to RTA in appreciation of Khadim’s honesty and help.