Mohan's wife Sheela was down with dengue. She was admitted in a government hospital. She was discharged after a week's stay Mohan hired an auto to take her home, which was thirty kilometres from the hospital. They travelled hardly ten kms. when the auto broke down. inspite of great efforts the auto did not start. There was no alternative except to walk. The couple walked but their house was quite far. Sheela could hardly walk. He made Sheela lie down. Suddenly Mohan could see a dim light at a distance. It raised some hope in his mind. As he came nearer he knew it was a candle. He kept moving till he reached the place from where the candle was burning. He stood outside for a few minutes, before seeking help. There seemed to be four people inside. Perhaps they were dacoits and had also kidnapped a person. He saw three motor bikes . All the three had the keys hanging. Mohan did not start the bike but pushed it to some distance, before he drove it. He made his sick wife sit on the bike and vanished. After reaching home, he surrendered the bike at the police station and also informed them about the men in the jungle. A valid proof was available in the bike.
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