In what can only be termed as a shockingly insensitive incident, a 70-year-old woman residing in East Delhi’s Shahdara area was allegedly beaten by her son. The incident was witnessed by the neighbours, who helped the woman by getting in touch with human rights activist Kundan Srivastava and his team. Srivastava shared the incident on his Facebook page and the website The Voice Raiser, which subsequently went viral on social media leaving people furious at what they saw.
In the videos posted online, Rajindari Devi is seen lying on the floor bleeding through her nose and wearing a blood-stained sari. Her son Nand Kishore sat on the bench next to her asking her not to tell lies when she told people that he beats her everyday and snatches money from her too. According to The Voice Raiser, the woman was beaten on November 24 and the videos were shared with them by the neighbours. Reportedly, the police was called but they forced the woman and the neighbours to not file an FIR. However, later it was filed and the man stands arrested.
“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. But as of now I can positively confirm that because of our efforts, the son is behind bars,” Srivastava told Scoopwhoop.
According to the post, the woman was taken to Guru Teg Bahadur hospital for treatment and is now being watched over.
“The lady needs to be treated for her many physical and mental wounds which will take some time. The act of violence against elders needs to be stopped all together,” he was quoted as saying.
The activist has also urged Delhi government to look into the matter and tagged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the post. indianexpress.com has contacted Srivastava for further comment on the post and issue.