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Woman harassed by son, daughter-in-law gets back her flat

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Thane: A 76-year-old woman, who allegedly suffered harassment at the hands of her son and daughter-in- law, has got sole possession of her flat in Dombivili township after Thane Collector Mahendra Kalyankar, ruled in favour of her under Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007.

The septuagenarian was working as a nurse in Kuwait and shifted to Mumbai about 8-9 years back. She later moved into a bigger flat bought by her in Dombivili along with her son and daughter-in-law in 2008.

The woman alleged that soon after, her son and his wife started harassing her and demanded that the house be transfered in her daughter-in-law’s name. She was also allegedly denied food, medicines and even beaten once.


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NGO Damini Eagle Brigade activist and ‘Police Mitra’ member Sunita Kuttan said that the old woman, hailing from Kerala, approached the Manpada police regarding her harassment.

The cops then requested the ‘Police Mitra’ (organisation set up by police department to assist them to solve problems of the citizens) to help her. Kuttan then took up the matter with Thane Collector Dr Mahendra Kalyankar, who recently ruled in favour of the woman under Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007.

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Subsequently, her son and daughter-in-law vacated the premises on August 3, Kuttan said, adding that they were happy at having been able to get justice for the woman.