Two 108 ambulance employees received praise for handing over Rs 4 lakh cash to the family of a road accident victim they rescued.
According to police, S Alexander, 37, who ran an overseas job consultancy at Pattukottai, met with an accident around 5.30am on the Papanadu Road. His two-wheeler rammed gunny bags, containing black gram crop, stacked on the roadside. He was on his way to Thanjavur from Pattukottai. Alexander sustained head injuries and fell unconscious.
Some passersby alerted 108 services. Aambulance driver M Karnan, 30, and emergency medical technician (EMT) R Dhavakumar, 32, arrived at the spot from Orathanadu. Karnan and Dhavakumar, who noticed a bag next to Alexander’s motorcycle, contacted his family after admitting him to Pattukottai Government Hospital. After verification of their Aadhaar card, the duo handed over the bag which contained cash of Rs 4,20,380 to Alexander’s father, Selvaraj.
“We found the bag filled with currency notes. With the help of the victim’s mobile phone, we contacted his relatives and reached family members and informed about the incident”, Karnan told TOI.
When contacted, 108 ambulance district coordinator of Thanjavur K Karthik said the team members had acted swiftly and handed over the cash to the victim’s family members after duly verifying their identity, he said.
“The victim who runs a manpower consultancy was carrying the cash to hand it over to his client in Orathanadu,” Karthik added.Source: Times of India