Rickshaw: Victim and Auto Driver

The opening scene
The story is being narrated by a man. He starts by talking about the different transportation that is found in the city. Shows traffic of the city. Traffic lights go on and off, pedestrian signs trying to help people cross the busy roads of Bangalore. The different types of transportation are focused on, and slowly starts to show the metro then the taxis and the buses. In the end they turn towards the auto rickshaws. It shows people getting in and out of different rickshaws and where only some words are audible like locations to where the people would like to go or the fare the auto driver is demanding. Summary of Act 1

A boy is standing on the side of the road, and an auto passes by him. The street is secluded and there is nobody in sight. The boy is dressed in school uniform and is carrying his bag. He is in the 9th std and is a tall boy. He is waiting for his friends who are at the end of the road, and they are slowly coming towards him. The boy happy to see his friends, does not notice the danger that is lurking behind him. Next day, a lady is walking on the road with her headphones and is listening to music. She finished her work early today and wanted to take a stroll before she wanted to go home. It’s around 5:00 in the evening and she walks down a few lanes. And when she feels that she had enough of her walk she turns around to signal for an auto, but there is already one there waiting for her. She didn’t notice anything strange about it but was happy that she didn’t have to look for one. The newspapers next day had picture of both of them and said that they were found dead.

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