Octogenarian moves HC against ‘violent’ minor grandson

The woman argued that after the matrimonial dispute between her son and his wife escalated, it resulted in a divorce on August 1, 2006.

Written by Aamir Khan | Mumbai | Published:September 5, 2014 1:28 am

An 84-year-old woman has dragged her minor grandson to the Bombay High Court for being “violent, destructive and abusive”. After the minor’s parents got divorced, he started living with his father and grandmother.

The octogenarian said that the boy’s mother had refused to accept his custody and following his father’s death, she was the only one left to look after him. The petitioner’s lawyer Ashok Saraogi told Justices V M Kanade and M L Tahaliyani that the minor was admitted to a rehabilitation centre but he ran away.

The woman, in her petition, argued that after the matrimonial dispute between her son and his wife escalated, it resulted in a divorce on August 1, 2006.

“However, the mother refused to take the custody of her minor child and his father was forced to accept the custody,” the petition states.

Thereafter, the petitioner’s son died on April 8, 2014. Since then she has been subjected to her grandson’s violent outbursts, the petition states. The woman said her grandson had undergone counseling and treatment.

“Despite the ongoing counselling for the past four years, he has not improved. On the contrary, he has become more destructive, abusive and violent.” The petitioner’s son had arranged to admit the minor boy in a Bangalore-based rehabilitation centre, but unfortunately he passed away, the petitioner told the court.

The senior citizen urged the court to issue a direction to the state government to make necessary arrangements for the minor’s rehabilitation.

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