She did not return home after her morning walk at HAL airport

How three Good Samaritans and social media helped an unknown woman in Bengaluru
news Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 11:00

For the last couple of days, the photograph of an unknown mid-aged woman lying unconscious, who was admitted at the Lady Curzon and Bowring hospital in Bengaluru, was making rounds on Facebook.

The Facebook post, which sought to identify the woman and inform her relatives to help her, was shared by many netizens across the country.

Well, the effort did not go waste, her husband ex-army man Shyam Atthangadi was guided to the hospital through the Facebook post almost 24 hours after she had gone missing. quoted him saying, “My wife Jaya Atthangadi had gone missing since January 4. She did not return to home after going for a morning walk. I registered a missing complaint at Airport Police Station on the same day.”

Jaya had reportedly told Shyam that she was going for a walk in HAL airport, but later went to Hebbal lake as HAL seemed to be crowded. However, while returning home in an autorickshaw, Jaya lost consciousness and the rickshaw driver with the help of two pedestrians, William and Meenakshi took her to Lady Curzon and Bowring hospital.

However, the staff at Bowring hospital advised them to take her to NIMHANS, where she was declared out of danger. She was brought back to Bowring hospital by the duo who also took care of the medical formalities.

A Jatthi police official at Ulsoor police station, who was informed about this incident, told The News Minute that the lady fell unconscious near Trinity circle in Bengaluru.  “A traffic cop asked an auto driver to take her to Bowring hospital,” he said.

“Since a missing complaint was lodged by the husband at Airport police station, the information about the woman was relayed to him. He later admitted her to Command hospital,” Jatthi said.

Shyam was deeply thankful to social media for paving his way to his wife.

“One of my relatives called me on the morning of January 6 and informed me that Jaya was in Bowring Hospital. Soon I rushed to the hospital and found that my wife was safe thanks to Williams, Meenakshi and the auto driver who took care of her properly,” he said.

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