The day 6th September 2016, I and my friend met at tea stall near G-2 circle for breakfast around 9.00 am. Usually, we meet there not daily. As always, we do fun there by teasing uncle (the shopkeeper) and left this place around 10:00 am.
My friend was doing job in Ahmedabad and we live in Gandhinagar. He always park his motorcycle near GH-2 Circle, cross the road to pick up bus/car for Ahmedabad. It was his daily routine. But that day, he could not crossed the road. When he was crossing the road, he got an accident with an auto-rickshaw. Ajay (my friend) covered his face by his hand, however, the speed was high so an auto-driver could not control, the front-mirror of auto broke Ajay’s nose and cut right hand palm. He was unconscious for few minutes.
A girl who was traveling in auto, called 108 and someone call me from my friend’s mobile because in call list, last dial number was mine. I was reach at an accident place in 5 minutes and talked to a girl and others. Also, call to 108, van reached after 10 minutes after my call. Shifted to Civil hospital, Gandhinagar.
Government servant, always follow the rules even though a Man is dying. The same story happened what we usually see in movies. Doctors did not ready to do treatment until not ready to do police case, an auto drive came with us as human being but he was afraid by police case. Mr. Chauhan begged me to do not do police case. Mr. Chauhan words were “I am not runaway as others. I came with you in hospital. I have no money. I am poor. Please do not do police case.” (“સાહેબ હું ભાગી ના ગયો બાકી બધા તો ભાગી જાય છે. મારી પાસે રૂપિયા નથી મારા પર પોલીસ કેશના કરો. હું ગરીબ માનસ છુ.”) He told me other things too but dislike to describe here. I convinced him, don’t worry, we will not do police but in front of doctor please ready to do police case so doctor start treatment. He agreed, doctor start treatment by confirming us, we will do a police case. A policeman reach after 2 hours in hospital. I talked with him, it was an accident, and no one is accused. So please do not do police case against auto-driver. Ajay was also gave same statement as he dislike to do police case to poor auto-driver. We, all know now a days, there is not an easy to run family. A policeman was a good person. He confirmed twice with us not to do police case and told us a great decision taken by you guys. An auto-driver shake his hand and told us, can he leave, his family in tension and waiting for him. We told, yes please go. Policeman sitting with us for few minutes and left.
A man (auto-driver) is poor, not strong family/society background, however, he did not run away from his responsibility. He taught me that honesty and humanity is not demesne of rich people or who has status in the society.