the couple and Mukhwant's wife began harassing him.
An elderly Indian man has alleged that he was brutally beaten by his wife, son and daughter-in-law in a bid to force him to transfer his assets into their names.
Mukhwant Singh, a resident of Panvel, near Mumbai, said he was beaten until he was left bleeding.
The victim told police that since November 2019, he has been staying in another apartment away from his family.
His son married a woman named Prabhjeet Kaur on February 14, 2017. Mukhwant revealed that Kaur had agreed to marry his son after he said he was a successful man with a spacious flat and car.
However, Kaur later discovered that the real owner of the flat was her father-in-law, not her husband.
As a result, Kaur felt cheated in her marriage. She later suggested for her father-in-law to move to another flat and said that the rent would be covered for by her and her husband.
On June 16, 2020, the couple filed a case against Mukhwant, demanding for him to transfer his earnings and property into their names.
When he refused to move out of his home, the couple and Mukhwant’s wife began harassing him.
On September 29, 2020, the Indian man heard a knock at his door. When he answered, his wife rushed in.
Mukhwant tried to stop her, telling her that she was not allowed to enter unless she had a court order.
Kaur then barged into the house and the two women started beating him. The victim’s son arrived and attacked his father, causing him to fall down.
As he laid on the ground, the son pulled a wooden stand used to support the mosquito net and beat his father with it.
The nails on the stand resulted in Mukhwant suffering deep cuts.
The three suspects later fled with Mukhwant’s belongings and documents, despite him pleading for them to return his possessions.
Neighbours heard the commotion and entered to find the victim injured. They took him to hospital.
He underwent treatment and the severity of the assault has resulted in permanent nerve damage to his left hand and right leg.
Mukhwant was later discharged but did not file a case against the suspects until November 16, 2020.
He accused his wife, son and daughter-in-law of attempted murder and robbery. Police confirmed that a case has been registered and an investigation is underway.