Bihar court waives off loan as 8-yr-old comes to pay debt of his dead mother

The judge issued a receipt of settlement of the loan after the eight-year-old boy appeared in court to repay a loan taken by his death mother 10 years ago.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2016 8:24 pm
bihar, bihar lok adalat, bank loan, bank loan repay, bank loan waived off, orphan boy bank loan waived off, bihar bank loan waived off, little boy bank loan waived off, sbi bank loan, bihar news, india news, good news, trnding news, viral news Eight-year-old Sudhir Kumar with the money in Bihar Lok adalat. (source: Gulf news/ Twitter)

In a heart-warming gesture, a local court in Bihar waived off a loan taken by a woman ten years ago when her eight-year-old boy came to repay it. Taking his age in to consideration, the Lok Adalat in Begusarai district waived the amount he was asked to pay by a bank following his mother’s death.

According to a report by the Gulf News, in 2006, Anita Devi of Singhaul village in Begusarai had taken a loan of Rs 21,000 from the State Bank of India to run a business but her husband, Sunil Mochi, showed no interest in running it. Two years later, Sudhir Kumar was born to the couple.

Kumar’s mother Devi died in a road accident in 2012, and his father ran away days later, leaving him behind. Kumar is now under the care of his relatives.

Recently, the boy received a notice from the SBI, asking him to repay the loan that was taken by his mother, 10 years ago. The boy sought help from his villagers after he received the notice. They quickly came to Kumar’s aid and raised Rs 5,000 to pay the first installment.

The orphan boy turned up at the Lok Adalat to pay the next installment. The district judge-cum-chairman of the Lok Adalat, Gangotri Ram Tripathi, after considering Kumar’s age, financial situation and lack of family support, summoned bank officials and ordered the waiver of the loan against the Rs 5,000 deposited earlier. The judge also issued a receipt of settlement of the loan.

For all the latest Trending News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Akshay Bansal
    Aug 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    How can mothers loan continue to boy? Is this not like Bonded Labour (bandwa majdoor) where children are made to pay for their parents debt? How is this possible?
  2. B
    BK Agarwala
    Aug 20, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    In Indian Banking system , literally the camel can p through the eye of the needle but poor ant is held up outside. Vijay Mallya can run away but a minor orphan boy has appeared before the court to settle mother's loan. Kudos to the judge for taking a realistic approach . Law is not necessarily an .
  3. M
    Mohan Kumar
    Aug 20, 2016 at 5:59 am
    the manager and recovering committee themselves can consider and waive the case, but what is the use, they will not getting any thing out from it supposing it like MrM or Mr.A/M/etc. they will throw money to them and they postpone recovery by decades
  4. V
    Aug 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    I wish Mr Vijay mallya learns something from this. lt;br/gt;May the judge and officials of SBI live long.