Corruption in India is an ugly truth. Everybody sees it in practice in day to day life, but what’s shocking is that a common man can do nothing about it.
45-year-old Kolanji of M Kunnathoor village in Villupuram district had died in February last year. Born in to a poor family, Kolangi had to do odd jobs to earn a living. When Kolangi died, his family had petitioned the officials for assistance of Rs 12,500 earmarked for kin of deceased, who happened to be the sole breadwinner of the family.
However, the village administrative officer allegedly asked Ajit for a bribe of Rs 3,000 for issuing the cheque.
A video and photographs of the young boy begging inside buses soon went viral.
The officer, VAO Subramanian, has been relieved from his post pending inquiry by the Revenue Division Officer Senthamarai. An embarrassed district administration ordered a probe.