A rickshaw puller returned a packet containing cash worth Rupees one lakh and seventeen thousand which he had found unattended on road in Jaipur.
The 25-year-old spent the night tossing and turning in bed, scared of going to police who, he thought, could blame him for stealing the Rs 1.17 lakh.
“I am a Muslim,” Qureshi said, pointing out the reason behind his misgiving.
On being asked why he did not keep the packet to himself, the rickshaw puller said, “My wife told me to return it. I did not even open the packet.”
Meanwhile, the rickshaw puller’s wife stated that she was happy with whatever she had by god’s grace. She further said that god was there to provide for her kids.
“He (Qureshi) was restless on Wednesday night when he came home and showed me the packet. I also developed cold feet and asked him to give the money to police immediately. But, being Muslims, we were scared of going to a police station,” she said.
Qureshi said he found the packet at around 4pm on Wednesday and waited at the spot for the next six hours, hoping the person who had dropped it would return. But when no one came till 10 pm, Qureshi headed home.