Nowadays, injustice and corruption is so deeply rooted in our society at every step that it is shameful, and at the same time, disconcerting how even kids as young as 6-year old are learning this.
This fact is getting well-known that if you want your work done, you have to give some “gifts” under the table. Even with all the anti-corruption laws in place, bribery is still the most common and “efficient” way to get the work done.
In a heart-wrenching incident, a six-year-old in UP’s Meerut offered the contents of her piggy bank, her savings to police as a bribe to get them move faster in the suicide case of her mother.
Manvi, a 6-year-old visited Inspector General Ram Kumar at his office with his maternal grandfather. At the police station, she told the Inspector that he could have her savings. Furthermore, she had heard that unless she paid a bribe, her mother’s case would remain unsolved.
According to the family, Manvi’s mother, Seema Kaushik, was hard-pressed by her family and his relatives for dowry initially. They reportedly framed her with two fake police cases that were discarded by a local court. The couple had parted ways four years ago and Mrs. Kaushik’ complaints to the police of mental harassment and threats were allegedly ignored. Fed up at last, she committed suicide.
Although the Inspector gave back her savings and assured her that measures will be taken at a fast-pace, it is sad and a matter of concern as to how the law and jurisdiction work in our country.
By- Anamika Bhaumik