Getting your personal belongings insured is common nowadays. Mobile phones, watches, electronic gadgets, and luxury items like handbags, eyeglasses, etc., but it’s rare that clothes get insured. This doesn’t sound like a bad idea to a Bengaluru-based oncologist.
The police said that Dr. Shivakumar Swamy S., working at HCG Cancer Centre, Bangalore, on December 9, realized that when he was away from his car, someone broke and opened the car when it was parked at the hospital's parking lot. There was a suitcase in the car that contained a blazer and a shaving kit, which were stolen.
The bag was found on a bus in Chennai, and the next day, the doctor got the suitcase back. The shaving kit and a blazer worth Rs. 10,000 were missing from it. The blazer was reported to be insured.
The police said that the complaint had confirmed that the blazer was indeed insured and assured that the FIR registered would be enough to raise a claim, but Dr. Shivakumar has neither confirmed nor denied the insurance angle by himself.
According to the complaint filed by Dr. Shivakumar, the people who broke the windshield of the car were unidentified and had stolen his suitcase.
That day, afterward, Dr. Shivakumar received a call from a bus driver of the Tamil Nadu State Transportation Corporation (TNSTC). The driver said that he had found a suitcase on the bus and had driven from Bengaluru to Chennai. The driver also said that as the mobile number was mentioned on the suitcase, it helped him contact the owner.
The next day, the driver sent the suitcase back to Hosur at the request of Dr. Shivakumar. The suitcase was sent through another government bus and was collected by HCG Cancer Center staff. When Dr. Shivakumar opened the suitcase, he found that his shaving kit and blazer were missing.
(Input from various media sources)