In a horrific incident, a 70-year-old mother has suffered hours of abuse at the hands of her own son for days that left her not only physically battered and bruised but also completely shattered at heart.
A video has surfaced on social media where this woman residing in East Delhi’s Shahdara area was mercilessly beaten up by her son. The old woman is seen lying on the floor with
her face covered and when she is told to take off the blanket, her face is revealed with gashes and bruises with blots of blood on her blouse.
The old woman, identified as Rajindari Devi, was also bleeding from her nose and was wearing a blood-stained sari. The video was uploaded by a Delhi-based Human Rights activist Kundan Srivastava, who was informed about the incident by a friend. Upon further investigation, he found out the old woman was assaulted by her own son, Nand Kishore.
In his post, he wrote: “This elderly woman is ‘Rajindari Devi’ resident of Gali No. 8, Subhash Park, Shahdara, Delhi - 110032. On November 24, 2016, her son Nand Kishore (Nandu) brutally thrashed her to kill, but she was saved somehow. He always used to take her rental income, abused and beat her every day.”
Not only was the woman badly beaten up but was also forced not to file a complaint. “Once I looked at the wounds, I knew it was an attempt to kill. And you really have to marvel at the tenacity of the police who convinced the aggrieved old woman to retract her FIR. They even harassed the neighbours when they tried to file an FIR on behalf of the lady,” the activist said.
The old woman was then taken to hospital where she is under care. Her son Nand Kishore (Nandu) was finally arrested on Friday and sent to Tihar Jail.