news Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:21

A visually impaired teenager was robbed of his bag containing documents and valuables worth Rs 12,000 on Monday at Majestic bus stand in Bengaluru.

Satish N, a resident of Wilson Garden works as a computer teacher at the National Federation of Blind (NFB). He was returning to the city from Hassan where he had gone for some work.

After alighting at Majestic bus stand where he waited for a bus to go home early on Monday morning, someone stole his bag. Although he shouted for help, it was too late.

The nineteen-year-old student lost his disability ID, pension card, mobile phone, Aadhaar card, SBI bank passbook, walking stick, teaching materials and other valuables, reported The Times of India.

“No one came to help me. I was finding it difficult to walk. Some shopkeepers approached me and helped me look for the thief. They could not find him so they had me seated on the platform and left,” Sathish said.

Later a man dropped him off at the KSRTC outpost police station where he lodged a complaint. However, an official allegedly screamed at him when the student requested the police to check the CCTV camera to find the robber.

They gave him a stick and said that they would get in touch with him if the thief was caught, reported TOI.

Sathish later contacted Vidhana Soudha police who directed him to the police commissioner. The policemen at the PRO office asked the Upparpet police to look into the case.

This is an aggregated report from The Times of India.

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