In a shocking incident, an elderly woman in Kolkata was mercilessly beaten by her daughter-in-law in South Kolkata’s Garia area over a pity reason. The only mistake of the elderly woman was – “plucking flowers without her permission.”
The neighbour of the woman filmed the entire incident and posted it on Social Media after which in no time it went viral. In the video, that is widely shared on social media the footage shows the accused woman Swapna Pal repeatedly pulling the hair of her 75-year-old mother-in-law Jashoda Pal. The video within a few hours has received more than 5,03,000 views, 8,300 likes and 25,000 shares.
Here is the video:
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It shows the daughter-in-law screaming at the woman and then beating her repeatedly.
A Facebook posted by the Kolkata Police claims the elderly woman, Yashoda Pal, is a patient of amnesia, and was being punished by the daughter-in-law for plucking flowers from the garden “without permission.” It further said the mother-in-law was subjected to physical abuse on a daily basis. Her husband had passed away several years ago.
All matter came to notice after Sergeant Subhro Chakraborty of the Bansdroni Police station came across the video and reported it to his senior. With the help of the footage, the police was able to trace Swapna Pal and rescue the mother-in-law.
An officer of Bansdroni police station says that Swapna Pal was arrested on Wednesday and then, released on bail.
It must be noted that the Kolkata Police runs a project called ‘Pranam’ which ensures safety and security of elderly people in their houses.
People on social media condemned the incident with many terming it as “inhumane” and demanded immediate punishment to the accused.
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