In an interesting incident, a person who lost a gold chain weighing 2 sovereigns in the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Malabar Express from Mangalore on Saturday morning found the chain exactly on the same berth of the train after more than 12 hours, on its return trip.
Zacharia Thomas of Neeleswaram in Kasaragod, who boarded the S-5 coach of the train from Kasaragod on Friday evening, had put the gold chain in his shirt’s pocket when he went to sleep.
After getting out of the train in Kollam Junction, he found that his chain was missing. He intimated the Railway authorities in Kollam over phone and they alerted the RPF in Thiruvananthapuram to search for the chain when the train arrives there.
The officials also asked Zacharia to file a written complaint with the Kollam RPF. As he had to attend a wedding engagement function in Punalur, he could not return immediately to the station.
When he reached the Kollam Junction by 7.50 p m to file the written complaint, he decided to try his fortune and got into the Malabar Express which was at the station to search the chain for himself. To his surprise, he found the chain on the same berth of the S-5 coach of the Mangalore-bound Malabar Express.
Though Zacharia Thomas was fortunate enough to get back the chain, the disturbing fact is that the RPF did not take the complaint of the passenger seriously.