For his act of honesty, seven-year-old Yasin was showered with praise and given a small reward by the Erode Superintendent of Police.
Yasin is a Class 2 student in the Panchayat Union Primary School in Chinna Semur near Kani Ravuthar Kulam in Erode district. On Thursday morning, he spotted a wallet near a speed breaker on the road leading to his school. It had Rs 50,000 in 100 Rs 500 currency notes. He picked it up and handed it over to the headmaster of his school, who took him to meet the Superintendent of Police (SP) Sakthi Ganesan.
The SP praised the boy and his teachers for the gesture and directed the police to help the boy out in whatever way possible. The police, in turn, gifted school uniforms and other utilities to the boy.
Speaking to TNM, SP Sakthi Ganesan said, “The quality that the boy exhibited is a lesson in honesty for all of us. It is equally praiseworthy that the teachers also led the boy in the right way by bringing his actions to our notice. We will felicitate the boy in the District Police officers meet to be held on July 19.”
He also added that it has been confirmed that the money has been withdrawn from IDBI bank.
“The bundle of Rs 500 has the sticker of IDBI Bank. We have also contacted the branch and they have also confirmed that the money was from their branch. Now we are following up the procedures to return the amount to the bank or the owner. We are waiting for a day or two to see if any information regarding this comes from the bank branch,” the SP said.