A "Thief" Was Enriched in the Court – A Rare Judgement


… _Thought Provoking_

This was a fifteen year old boy…. He was caught stealing from a store. On trying to escape from the hold of the guard, a shelf of the store was also broken.

*The judge heard the crime and asked the boy, “Did you really steal something, a packet of bread and cheese?”*

The boy responded by looking down.;- “Yes.”

Judge: – “Why?”

Boy: – “I needed.”

Judge: – “Could have bought.”

Boy: – “There was no money.”

Judge: – “Take it from the family.”

Boy: – “There is only mother in the house. Sick and unemployed, Bread and Cheese were also stolen for the same.”

Judge: – “You don’t do anything?”

Boy: – “Used to wash a car. When I took a day off to take care of my mother, I was fired.”

Judge: – “Don’t you ask someone for help?”

Boy: – “Had left the house since morning, went to about fifty people, took this step at the very end.”

*When the arguments ended, the judge began to pronounce the verdict; “the theft and especially the theft of Bread is a very shameful crime and we are all responsible for this crime.*

*Every person in the court, including me, is a perpetrator, so every person present here is fined ten dollars.  No one can get out of here without giving ten dollars.”*

Saying this, the judge took ten dollars out of his pocket and then picked up the pen and started writing: – ‘In addition, I fine the store a thousand dollars for handing over a hungry child to the police.’

 ‘If the penalty is not deposited within 24 hours, the court will order to seal the store.’

 By giving the full amount of fine to this boy, the court asks for forgiveness from that boy.

 After hearing the verdict, tears were pouring from the eyes of the people present in the court, that boy’s hiccups were also tied. The boy was watching the judge again and again, who came out hiding his tears.

*Are our society, systems and courts ready for such a decision?*

    Chanakya has said that *if a hungry person is caught stealing bread, then the people of that country should be ashamed.*

    This sweet creation if touches your heart:

_*”Just see to it that People around you Don’t sleep without food’*_


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