I had always considered Bangalore to be a safe city. There have been
communal tensions in the city, however by and large, I still think
Bangalore to be much safer than Delhi.
There seems to be a gang of thieves operating in Bangalore these days
and this Saturday one of my good friends was a victim. My friend,
Rajiv, had parked his car in the Defense Colony locality, near the 100
Feet Road. This is where the Cafe Coffee Day of the 100 Feet Road,
Indiranagar is located. We were away from the car for around 2 hours
and when we came back, we saw that someone has smashed one of the
windows of the car and made away with Rajiv's fiancee's purse.
Luckily, her debit card did not have much fund and she was not
carrying much cash. Unluckily, her PAN card and her driving license
were in the purse. This had her particularly worried as the amount of
paperwork to get a duplicate copy of these documents is huge. We went
to register a FIR with the Indiranagar police station (side note: in
case you need to get a complaint lodged about any law and order
incident in the 100 feet road, you have to go to the Indiranagar
police station and not the Jeevanbeema Nagar police station.)
The policemen there registered a FIR but they were bleak about our
chances of finding the purse. They informed us that the 100 Feet road
was notorious for this sort of crime and they register 10 cases per
day. Their advice to us was not to leave the laptop and purse in the
car. It was already past midnight by the time we got the FIR lodged.
We went back to Rajiv's place and I crashed out there for the night.
The next morning however brought us some good news. One of the
residents of that locality had found her purse near his house. Her
resume was inside the purse and he used the phone number mentioned in
it to call her up. She got all her documents back, but she did not
see any of the cash. We all were quite relived.
That ends the reporting about my daily life.