A teacher from a leading school in Kandy was taken to police custody yesterday for allegedly assaulting her mother-in-law following complaints by residents in the area, the police said.
The residents informed the police 119 emergency unit that the concerned teacher, a resident of Gelioya had been assaulting her 80-year-old mother-in-law.
Accordingly, the police who arrived at the scene had informed the suspect to report to the Daulagala Police Station to record a statement.
It was reported that, not only the teacher, but her mother and her daughter too were allegedly involved with the assault of the victim.
Investigations revealed that the teacher’s mother-in-law who is diagnosed with cancer was subjected to assault on a number of occasions.
The police had strictly warned the teacher and informed that she would be charged if she continued to manhandle the victim.
BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 18 March 2023 12:55 PM
Certain old people, due to various ailments become demanding and this cannot be coped by other house hold members due the challenges they face in life such as in work, finances, obligations and time. This flares into anger and rise in temper. In other countries, the old aged have institutions they can move and live respectably until the end of their life. This leaves the younger generation to concentrate towards their challenging life and future instead of old aged parents. Gone are the days where parents can be looked after by their Children as life itself is very demanding for those children. Fifty years ago, it was duty of children to look after parents because at that time everything from cost of living to time to job performance was not challenging. Relatives visited homes unannounced and were profusely welcome, unlike now.
Concerned Saturday, 18 March 2023 07:24 PM
If they are unable to meet her demands she should be hospitalized not ill treated by the family .What a pathetic situation on top of being with a terminal illness.We should be sensitive towards others. Preaching at this juncture does not help.
VJ Saturday, 18 March 2023 06:42 PM
A good lesson for aging parents. Don’t give away all your possessions to your children. Look after them, educate them. Those who do not receive a pension should plan for alternative investments to at least pay for a home for the aged.
Ahamed Monday, 20 March 2023 08:07 AM
It’s better to remember, one day we will also be crossing this said ‘old age’. If we do not take care of our elderly; what would be our plight at that time? Show the youngsters that we should respect and take care of elderly. The current generation is lack of empathy and sympathy; this is root cause of all the evils.
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