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Posted at: Jun 11, 2019, 6:58 AM; last updated: Jun 11, 2019, 6:58 AM (IST)

Court comes to rescue of woman forced to stay in old age home

New Delhi, June 10

Torture, abuse, confinement by daughter and “forceful” detention in an old age home is the unfortunate story of a 76-year-old woman who has now been set free with a Delhi court’s intervention. 

After being rescued in February by the police from the clutches of her daughter, who is in mid-30s, the woman was sent to an old age home in East Delhi without her consent. The ordeal of the woman reached the court when her elder sister filed an application seeking direction that the helpless senior citizen be set free forthwith. She told the court that initially she approached the old age home ‘Nai Duniya’ run by an NGO ‘Helping Brainz’ to release the woman but its manager flatly refused. When she approached SHO of Amar Colony Police Station in South Delhi to intervene, he asked her to file an application regarding this in the court. 

The elder sister said she had sufficient means to take care of her sister and desirous of keeping her at her residence here. —PTI 

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