Following the assault, they evicted the elderly Indian woman
An elderly Indian woman was abused by her daughter-in-law and later evicted from her own home.
According to the victim, her daughter-in-law hired people to beat her. They also threw her out of the home.
The shocking incident happened in the district of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab.
The matter took a twist when the elderly woman approached the police. Despite explaining that she was the victim, police registered a case against her.
The woman has been identified as 85-year-old Kulwinder Kaur. She was a mother of two sons, however, both tragically passed away.
As a result, she gave all her property to her younger son’s daughter.
Meanwhile, after her eldest son’s death, his wife remarried to a man living in the United States.
The daughter-in-law wanted to claim the property for herself. She allegedly forced her niece to stay at the house as a caretaker.
Kulwinder alleged that her daughter-in-law had been threatening her to hand her assets over or else she would have her killed.
On November 15, 2020, the daughter-in-law hired several people to beat and attack Kulwinder with sharp weapons.
Following the assault, they evicted the elderly Indian woman from the house.
This prompted Kulwinder to approach the police. She told officers that her daughter-in-law had remarried but was still trying to claim her right over the property through assault and intimidation.
Despite Kulwinder’s complaint, police filed a case under Section 107 and Section 151 against the elderly woman herself. The law deals with internal disputes between families.
Kulwinder has now decided to seek help from Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, and DGP Dinkar Gupta.
She has sent an email to the authorities which detailed the allegations. She also claimed that she fears she may be killed due to the property dispute.
It has been reported that the police are pressurising Kulwinder and the daughter-in-law to come to a compromise.
In a similar case, an elderly woman was evicted by her daughter-in-law after the death of her husband.
Lachhan Kaur, of Jalandhar, said that she used to live with her son and daughter-in-law.
However, when he passed away, she was allegedly thrown out by her daughter-in-law.
The accused, Balwinder Kaur, said that she had the house built herself with the help of a loan she obtained from a bank in the city. She stated that she was responsible for paying the instalments.
According to Balwinder, her mother-in-law’s old home is under her name and that she was wrongly being accused of selling the old house and purchasing a new property.
Balwinder also denied evicting her mother-in-law from the property.