A 32-year-old truck driver, Kabo, from Bongo, Chukha returned a lost wallet of an Indian tourist that he found on the way between Tshimasham and Bunagu on May 24. He was travelling to Thimphu.
Tshimasham police office confirmed that the wallet belonged to Kaushik Roy, 48, from Kolkata, India. He is a branch manager with IDBI, Kolkata.
The officer commanding (OC) in Tshimasham, Major Chencho Gyeltshen said Kabo found the wallet when he had pulled over to rest.
“He brought the wallet and handed it over to the police at Tanalung checkpost,” the OC said.
Tshimasham police said the wallet was handed over to Kaushik Roy in person on May 26. The wallet had Rs 1,445 in cash, about six different cards, and some coins.
Kaushik Roy was with his family in the country. They were travelling in a taxi and returned home on May 26.
Initially, police had tried to contact a hotel in the capital where Kaushik Roy and family were staying. However, the tourists were in Paro and couldn’t be contacted.
Later, Kaushik Roy learnt from his agent and the hotel that his wallet was found and requested Tshimasham police to keep it at their office.
“He was very happy,” Tshimasham OC said, adding Kaushik Roy even tried to reach Kabo on his cell phone. “But he did not answer.”
Kuensel could not contact Kabo as his phone was switched off yesterday.
Rajesh Rai | Phuentsholing