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Pune Waste-picker returns gold chain found in Bhosari garbage dump

The waste-picker also refused a reward of Rs.5,000 offered by the family that owned the gold chain.

pune Updated: Oct 08, 2017 16:11 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
Waste collection worker Lata Chavan.
Waste collection worker Lata Chavan.(HT Photo)

What are the chances of recovering a plastic carry-bag with a gold chain that accidentally landed in a garbage dump yard?

On September 28, Urmila Sahu, resident of Bhosari, lost her newly purchased gold chain (mangalsutra) worth Rs.70,000 and realised after an hour that the plastic bag with her purchases may have gone along with the garbage bag collected earlier in the day.

She then rushed to the garbage sorting dump yard at Bhosari managed by BVG India at Pimpri-Chinchwad and began rummaging through the garbage bags in a frantic bid to locate her plastic bag with the gold chain.

An employee of the waste management services, Lata Chavan, enquired with Sahu what the matter was. On being told that the bag containing the gold chain may have accidentally come to the dump yard, Chavan took it upon herself to locate the bag from the huge pile of garbage bags there. She began rummaging through the garbage bags herself and helped Sahu locate the bag with the gold chain.

Sahu was overwhelmed when she recovered her chain and receipts intact.

“I’m very happy that we were able to find the gold at the dumping ground. I felt it was my duty to find Sahu’s gold and return it to her,” Chavan said while speaking to Hindustan Times.

The Sahu family offered a reward of Rs.5,000 to Chavan which she politely refused to accept.