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7) You are stuck in traffic driving a car. A poor girl looking very frail approaches you and start begging for  money. Looking at her frail appearance, out of compassion, you take out your wallet to search for a ten Rupees note.  The girl then snatches your wallet and starts running. A man on a motorbike who see this act, catches the girl and starts  beating her in full view of public. Now the traffic is moving and your car is in the middle of the road. What will you do in such a situation? And why?(250 words)

Topic Case Studies on compassion towards the weaker sections.

7) You are stuck in traffic driving a car. A poor girl looking very frail approaches you and start begging for  money. Looking at her frail appearance, out of compassion, you take out your wallet to search for a ten Rupees note.  The girl then snatches your wallet and starts running. A man on a motorbike who see this act, catches the girl and starts  beating her in full view of public. Now the traffic is moving and your car is in the middle of the road. What will you do in such a situation? And why?(250 words)

 

Why this question:

The case study examines multiple dimensions of a situation that involves dilemma, virtue of compassion towards the weaker section, punishing the wrong doer the right way .

 

Key demand of the question:

The question is upon situational ethics that is expected to be professed by you in such situations of conflict such as you being in the middle of the road, frail girl asking you for money, stealing your wallet, another person beating her up etc. The answer must explain the ethical angle involved at each instance and examine it closely and arrive at an amicable solution.

 

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Do not waste too many words here, as case studies require more explanation, keep the introductory lines short and crisp avoid re-iterating the question statement.

Body:

Discuss what actions would you take :

  1. Firstly pullover the car to the side of the road, so as to have no disturbance to the traffic.
  2. Reach the spot where the man is beating girl and immediately  stop him and ask him not to beat or take law in his hand. Thank him for helping him at the same time remind him that  the girl is very young and could have acted out of hunger too, remind him gently that it is a public space and such act physical  violence could land him in legal trouble. This should lower his anger.
  3. Report the incident to the nearest police station , handover her custody.
  4. Explore if she can be put up with an NGO or a remand home where she can be mended of her ill mindset.

 

Conclusion:

Conclude that each situation has a derived prospect of its own, one has to keep their ethics and virtues high and adhere to them.

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