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ETHICS and INTEGRITY: Moral Dilemma – Case Study

I have modified the famous Trolley Problem’. Looking forward to your responses to this particular case study. For archives, click here.

Case Study

You are walking home from your work. There is a railway track nearby, which bifurcates some distance away from your home. While on your way you notice that four women have been tied to the tracks. A goods train is approaching fast. Some distance away you notice that your daughter is walking on the other track which is actually a bridge below which a deep gorge is located. There is an option to save all five women by changing the route of the train to other track. If you do so, you will kill your daughter. Your daughter has no escape option. She is unaware of any of these developments as she is walking blissfully listening to her favourite songs from iPod from her headphones. That track on the bridge is not used by trains owing to some reasons.

You can not run and untie all five women as it’s impossible to do so without risking your life. If you do so, you will also get killed along with the five women.

In this situation, what will you do? And explain why. (150 Words)