This is a tale of how timely intervention can help save a life from going haywire. It was a blessing in disguise for a Raichur woman of around 25 years when two Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) rescued her while she was wandering near Chinnar Sanctuary in Idukki district of Kerala. Although at that time, the depressed woman was in no mood to cooperate with her rescuers eventually all ended well.
Timely Intervention Of KSRTC Employees
The bus crew took the right step and helped the woman safely reach her home. It so happened that a KSRTC non-AC sleeper bus (KA-57 F-3779) was going from Munnar to Bengaluru. An unidentified person requested to stop the bus while it was passing near the Chinnar Sanctuary at around midnight. He had a woman with him.
When the driver stopped the bus the stranger urged the bus crew to allow the woman aboard the bus and take her with them to Bengaluru as she was all alone and it was not safe to leave her in the forest at midnight.
A KSRTC official said, “Since she didn’t have money, the crew bore the cost of her ticket and other expenses and brought her to Bengaluru.” The bus crew-driver Pavankumar TS and driver-cum-conductor KA Shekharegowda rescued the woman. They contacted her father on the number given by the woman and took her home thus reuniting the daughter with her father.
The girl had left home reportedly due to depression.
Employees Honored For Their Good Deeds
The two KSRTC employees were honored for rescuing the woman. The driver and the conductor set an example of how an employee can go beyond the normal duties to fulfill the responsibility as a good samaritan of the country. By honoring them the officials have ensured that such good deeds do not go unnoticed and keep on inspiring others to follow.