On November 25, a complaint letter from a 10-year-old boy left officials at Meppayur police station in Kozhizode in a state of bemusement. The unusual complaint letter written in a piece of paper torn out of a notebook voices grievance of the 10-year-old complainant, who has requested the police to get back his and his brother’s bicycles which were given for repair.
Abin, a class 5 student of Elampilad LP School, arrived at the police station with a handwritten complaint on a page torn from his notebook. Written in blue ink, the complaint was addressed to the station SI.
“The bicycles belonging to me and my younger brother, given for repair on September 5, have not been returned yet. We had paid Rs 200 as advance. Our calls are not attended most of the time and even when answered, the shopkeeper repeats that the bicycles will be repaired. The shop remains closed when we go to get the bicycles back. There is no one at our home to enquire into the matter. So, please get our cycles back sir,” wrote Abin in the complaint.
The unprecedented act of a 10-year-old walking alone to the station with a complaint written on a page from his notebook has impressed the officials, who, after probing the matter, informed Abin that the mechanic has promised to deliver the bicycles by Thursday. According to police, the mechanic had closed the shop for some days owing to his ill-health and was also caught up with his son’s wedding.
Source: MathrubhumiPosted in States