‘Sincere’ thief’s apology letter to Kerala Tourism official who misplaced pockets

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“Pricey buddy,

I wish to start by extending my apologies to you. I obtained this pockets from a location close to Pizza Hut and I’m taking the cash it contained. Relaxation assured, I’m dedicated to returning the quantity to you at this tackle as soon as I can generate funds.


On November 21, Aswin P. Kumar, deputy director of Kerala Tourism, acquired this distinctive letter from a humble thief, alongside along with his misplaced pockets and all essential id playing cards. Kumar, a Kerala Administrative Service officer of the 2021 batch, misplaced his pockets close to   Pattom in Thiruvananthapuram on November 14. 

Kumar recounts the incident: “I normally go to the fitness center straight from the workplace. I hold my pockets and digital equipment on a desk once I work out. It was then I acquired a work-related name. In a rush, I threw all my equipment and pockets into my bag. Sadly, the pockets was misplaced on the street.”

Solely the following day did he realise that the pockets was gone. “The pockets had lower than Rs 2,000. However importantly, it contained most of my ID playing cards,” remembers the officer.

Kumar promptly filed an official grievance with the police and made a plea through social media, requesting the return of his ID playing cards and pockets. “I had   began making use of for brand new ID playing cards with the receipt of the grievance. However then, I obtained the package deal containing this letter, my pockets and all ID playing cards at house on November 21,” says Kumar.


The letter written (in Malayalam) by the ‘stranger’ to deputy director Ashwin P Kumar

Although against the law occurred, the empathetic civil servant states he determined towards shifting ahead with the grievance towards the perpetrator, citing that the “stranger’s” actions doubtless arose from his impoverished state of affairs. 

The officer needs that this be the final crime in that individual’s life and that the cash stolen brings constructive adjustments to his life. “I’ve knowledgeable the police that I’ve recovered the pockets. Consequently, they are going to be closing the case,” he provides. 

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