The mother, a 72-year-old doctor said that she had approached court as a last resort to save herself from the problems her son was creating for her.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court has directed the Malabar Hill police to provide security to a senior citizen who has been facing physical and emotional threat from her son.
The woman had sought directions from the court after her son approached the court complaining of his mother dispossessing him, his wife and minor child from the house at the behest of his sister and brother-in-law.
The court held that an abusive son had no right to enter into the house of his mother and asked the police to ensure that the lady did not face any threat from the son after his ouster from the house.
A bench of Justice S.J. Kathawalla was hearing a plea by the son seeking restitution of his right to enter the house, the locks of which were changed by his mother when his wife, son and maid had gone on vacation.
The son submitted that the mother had been prompted to dispossess him of the house at the instance of his sister and brother-in-law as they were going through financial problems.
However, the mother, a 72-year-old doctor said that her act was not incited by anyone but she had done it as a last resort to save herself from the problems her son was creating for her. She informed the court that the house was in her name after her husband, also a doctor had expired. She further said that the son was also living with her but had been emotionally and physically harassing her.
She also told the court that the son had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for the past decade. She further refuted the allegations of the son about the act being prompted by the daughter, saying that she and her husband were well off.
After hearing the arguments, Justice Kathawalla directed the woman to go back to her house which she had stopped staying at and also directed the senior inspector of Malabar Hill police station to provide adequate security for the senior citizen.
The court also allowed the son to collect the belongings of his family under the supervision of the court commissioner and asked the son to submit his medical records too.