Gianyar student who stole from temple to pay off tuition to be spared from punishment: Police

There’s hope in humanity, in spite of everything. 

A pupil in Tegallalang, Gianyar who not too long ago stole money from a temple to repay her past-due tuition charges is more likely to be off the hook, because the police have expressed their need to resolve the case utilizing a restorative justice strategy. 

Tegallalang Police Chief I Ketut Sudita mentioned that ESP, 15, advised the authorities that after stealing IDR170,000 (US$11.45) from a sesari (donation field) in a temple in Sebatu Village on Monday, the cash was instantly used to repay her tuition charges. 

“[She] paid IDR170,000 so she will attend a coaching program at college. [If she didn’t] pay, [she] wouldn’t be capable to take part within the coaching,” Sudita mentioned.

ESP has confessed to breaking the sesari and grabbing the money. She advised authorities that being unable to pay her tuition made her really feel embarrassed in entrance of her mates.

In accordance with the police, ESP’s dad and mom are divorced and so they left her beneath the care of her grandparents when she was 4. Every guardian has remarried.

“[ESP’s] grandmother has handed away and the grandfather is a farmer who usually falls sick,” Sudita mentioned.

Sudita mentioned that the police has scheduled a gathering between village leaders and little one safety companies this coming Monday to seek out amicable options for everybody concerned within the case. 

“We’re doing the perfect we will,” mentioned Sudita, who has additionally pledged to personally cowl all of ESP’s tuition charges till she graduates.

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