The Nineteenth Metropolitan Magistrate court on Monday sentenced a couple to two years rigorous imprisonment for harassing and threatening his elderly mother and forcibly occupying her house after throwing her out. The son and his wife were also charged with a penalty of Rs 10,000 each.
Going by the reports, Prema Kumari, a resident of Neredmet in Secunderabad, had approached the police in 2015, stating that her elder son, Amit and his wife, Lavanya, had illegally taken possession of her house and kicked her out. Prema’s husband had died in 2013.
The woman, in the complaint reportedlt stated that she has two sons and a daughter, all of whom got married when her husband was alive.She and her husband lived in their own house, while the children lived separately with their respective families. In 2015, Amit and Lavanya had shifted from their home to Musheerabad, to the woman’s house in Neredmet, and allegedly locked her out.
“My elder son has threatened to kill me if I ask about the house. He claims that it is his property and abused me in very vulgar language. My life has been threatened and my elder son Amit would be responsible for it,” Prema claimed in the reports.
Delivering the verdict, the court said that Prema, who was living with her other children, could now return to her home.
While the Supreme Court has stated in the past that abusive adult children can be evicted by parents from their own home, there are also laws which ensure the safety of the parents.