Patna, April 29: Firoz Alam, a 25-year-old young man from Bihar, might have been going trough the worst phase of his life. His sister and nephew died during the massive earthquake that rattled Nepal on Saturday, April 25.
Even before Alam overcome the shock of the tragic news, the young man was shocked to find out the pathetic side of pathetic nature. His family members have been cheated by an ambulance driver.[Nepal devastated in earthquake; victims buy needful things at soaring prices]
Alam's brother-in-lawl, who works asan electrician in Kathmandu, hired an ambulance which was supposed to bring back dead bodies of his wife and son to their native village in Bihar.
To his utter surprise, Alam's brother-in-law was charged Rs 60,000. However, he somehow managed Rs 20,000 and gave it to the ambulance driver as advance. He told the driver that the rest of the amount will be paid once it reach Bihar.
But the ambulance driver allegedly drove 10 km out of Kathmandu and then threw Alam's brother-in-law out on the road, with the two bodies and fled from scene with Rs 20,000.
Now, Alam has been waiting at a relief camp in Bihar where he met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Earlier he was quoted as saying, "I am very worried. I don't know what to do except appeal to the chief minister for help."
However, he finally managed to arrange a 2-minute meeting with the CM who assured him complete support and asked to area district magistrate to provide all help.