Bangalore: On Thursday, around noon, auto driver Muniraju C picked up a young woman wearing gold jewellery at Garvebavipalya on Hosur road, to go to Kalyan Nagar. As they crossed the Domlur flyover, he heard a sound. He quickly turned back to look at his passenger and found that she had fainted.
“I was confused what was happening to her. I tried to wake her, but she remained in a muddled state, and I was worried. I stopped the auto where a few onlookers were present and tried to rouse her again, but nothing happened,” Muniraju told Bangalore Mirror, explaining his dilemma.
” I thought I had to immediately rush to hospital. However, as the woman was wearing jewellery, I was a bit concerned. I stopped at the Jeevanbimanagar police station with a request for a woman constable’s help,” he said.
The police confirmed this, saying that the auto driver wanted help from them as he was ferrying a female commuter who had to be hospitalised. With a woman constable sitting with the passenger who had fainted, they headed to the Chinmaya Mission Hospital.
“The hospital officials said she needs to be immediately admitted. However, I had only Rs 2,500 cash. I paid the registration fee. I tried her phone to see if I could reach her relatives, but the phone was locked,” said Muniraju.
The phone was given to the woman constable to wait for an incoming call. After a while, someone called her mobile and luckily it was from her office. “So, we explained the entire situation to her colleagues who also turned up at the hospital in a while,” said Muniraju.
The woman turned out to be Dakshayini, 28, a bank consultant. Her father Narayanappa, who works as a head constable, said, “I would like to thank Muniraju for his timely gesture and the way he took care of my daughter. It was late by the time I got to know about my daughter being admitted in CMH hospital, and Muniraju had left. My daughter is still in the hospital. The hospital authorities she fainted due to stress.”