Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government institutions; Values
8) You are newly appointed and posted as Sub-Inspector in a small town. You have won the love of people thanks to your honesty and some of the brave actions of yours in fighting crime in and around the town. Recently you help a rich old couple find their kidnapped ten year old grandchild and arrest her kidnappers. The girl had lost both her parents in an accident. Her grandparents had raised her with lots of love and care. Impressed by your swift action and safe return of their grandchild, out of immense gratitude, girl’s grandparents visit you and insist you to take a cash of Rs five lakhs. They say that they would not leave your place until you take the money. They tell you that they are neither bribing you nor awarding cash prize, but out of love for their grandchild who is safe and sound, they are showing their gratitude to your bravery, honesty and swift action. They say that they have so much money to spend on girl and rupees five lakhs is small amount to spend compared to your action of saving her life.
Will you accept the money? Are the grandparents of girl right in offering you money? Justify why you accept or won’t accept the money. (250 Words)