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Driven out by son, court helps elderly woman return home

Kolkata: Parul Saha (74) who was allegedly tortured by her son and daughter-in-law and driven out of the house early this month finally returned home on Tuesday following the intervention of the court.
The incident occurred at Serampore in Hooghly on September 4 when the elderly woman was driven out of her house at Battala area of Rishra in Hooghly by her son, Sukumar Saha.
The feeble woman did not have too many options of where to find a shelter.
After getting to know the matter, her married daughter Sapna Chakraborty rescued her and took the victim to her house where she had been living for the past few days.
The matter was brought to the notice of Rishra court by a lawyer who came to know about the incident through media reports. The elderly woman owns a 3 cottah piece of land which her son had allegedly been trying to grab.
Sukumar and his wife had been torturing the woman for the piece of land where he wanted to construct a building under Indira Awas Yojana.
It took an ugly turn when Sukumar dragged her by the neck and drove her out of the house.
It was alleged that the matter was informed to the local police station but the police failed to take any steps in this regard.
The elderly woman alleged that she was beaten up in front of the police but no steps were taken.
When the case appeared before the Judicial Magistrate at Rishra Court, the Magistrate said that he had also come to know about the incident through media reports and directed the district police to take the woman back to her house.
The court also asked the police to ensure that the incident is not repeated in future.
Following court order, police took her back home on Tuesday and made her son sign on a bond promising that he will not torture his mother.
The accused son, however, claimed that he did not torture his mother and he only wanted to construct a building.
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