A SDM court has given legal rights to one Naik (retd) Thakur Singh Negi over his property in Sector 15, Panchkula, and a notice of 30 days to his son and daughter-in-law to evacuate the same.
A war veteran, Negi is living in an old age home for the past one year despite having a family of five daughters and a son. He had filed the case under Maintenance and Welfare of Parents Act 2007.
“My son and daughter used to lock all the rooms and I was left on my own. They did not even give me food. After my wife passed away, my condition deteriorated in my family. Even though I have two pensions (LIC and army pension) but I had no access to the money. Here at old age home I am getting good food and shelter,” Negi narrates his story.
Gambhir Singh Rawat, Supervisor, Red Cross, old age homes, shares, “He (Negi) was found alone on road by one Kundan Chaudhry, a resident of Sector 15, who approached us and wanted us to keep him at least for the night. He completed all the formalities. It was only the next evening that we could contact one of Negi’s daughters, who also did not take him along and rather left him here. All his five daughters are well settled but no one is ready to take his responsibility.”
Negi’s son Deepak lives half-a-kilometre away from the old age home and is a music teacher at a city-based school. He alleges, “I do not want my dad’s property. Rather he is the one who wants me to get separated from my wife. He is an alcoholic and often elopes. We have always brought him home. He drinks and stays out at night. When he was bedridden, we took care of him. He can come home whenever he wants, as he left. I just want an apology from my father as he forced me to divorce my wife and remarry.”
Negi, however, said that the clashes started after a year of his son’s marriage as he did not have any child. He also brushed off the allegation of being an alcoholic and alleges that his son did not give him proper treatment during his fracture. His daughter-in-law Pinky had filed a case against him for demanding dowry and for domestic violence prior to the property case.
Now, Negi is planning to make his daughters the heir to the property and the eldest one to be the inheritor of his pensions.