It reminds us of a case from Ahmedabad wherein a college professor had thrown his old, ailing mother off his terrace a few months back because her medical bills were too much for him to pay. The poor lady died too. This case, if looked at closely is much crueller. But call it a miracle that the centenarian was alive.

The woman in context is 101 YO Krishna Dasi whose 60 YO son, Gopal had abandoned her years ago for not giving him his share of the property.

On Thursday, a team of District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) along with panel advocate Harsimrat Kaur and sub-inspector Ramanpreet Singh of Jodhan police station conducted a raid on Krishna’s house situated in Gujjarwal village, about 30km from Ludhiana and broke open the door to rescue her.

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To be mentioned here, Krishna’s daughter had locked her in the house 10 days back and left for Phillaur saying her husband was being operated upon. She was being fed by her neighbours through the windows since then.

The old woman has fading eyesight and a frail Health. Said Chief judicial magistrate-cum-secretary, DLSA, Gurpreet Kaur and also added, “Gopal met his mother and after counselling, agreed to take care of her.”

Upon making calls to the daughter, the authorities came to know that she had abandoned her mother for the sake of family commitments and that, she had no other option left. We don’t know of any legal actions having been taken against her.

Of course, children have for their own lives and money is worthier than parents, isn’t it? However, this news broke our hearts.

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