The world can’t always be seen as black and white, it has a lot of shades of grey. For example, stealing is a crime but if we dig deeper into why a person felt the need to take something that wasn’t theirs, we can begin to understand them and their unique issues and probably even help them.
Recently, cops in the Palakkad district of Kerala received a complaint that a Class 3 boy had stolen his neighbour’s bicycle. When questioned, they found out that the boy was from an underprivileged background and just wanted to take the bicycle for a ride. After hearing his story Sholayur Station House Officer Sri Vinod Krishna decided to buy him a new one from a shop in the area.
The shopkeeper Latheef Attappadi narrated the incident on Facebook saying,
“But Sholayur Station House Officer Sri Vinod Krishna understood the mental state of the child who took the bicycle, he decided to come to my shop in Goolikadavu and buy a new bicycle and give it to the child. After talking with him, I realized his experience and goodwill. He shared the story of how he did not have a cycle while he was a student. I also recalled my experience of having to rent out a bicycle since I couldn’t own one. The experience of deprivation is the same everywhere”
ഷോളയൂർ പോലീസ് ലിമിറ്റിൽ ഒരു മൂന്നാം ക്ലാസുകാരൻ അയലത്തെ വീട്ടിലെ പുതിയ സൈക്കിൾ ഓടിക്കാനായി കുഞ്ഞു മനസിലെ ആഗ്രഹം കൊണ്ട്…
He further added that he did not take any money from the officer and praised his generosity saying, “Whatever the complaints we may have, let us be proud that we have these kinds of good police officers as our guardians.”
Kudos to the shopkeeper and the cops for displaying compassion and resolving the issue in the best possible manner. You are an inspiration to us all.