Deserted by child, woman ends life VIJAYAWADA: Deserted by four daughters, an elderly Woman committed suicide at Vanukuru in Kanki padu mandal of Krishna district.Pendurity Nagaratnam, 70, ended her life by jumping into Bandar canal from a bridge on Tuesday, a day before International Women’s Day.
Deserted by child, woman ends life @ Vijayawadaija
According to Penamaluru police, Nagaratnam was liveing alone at Vanukuru. She has four daughters and all of them were married and settled in Nuzvid, Gosala, Gollapu di and Mirjapuram in Krishna district.
Ironically, none of them cared to look after their mother in her old age. The police have registered a case under Section 174 of IPC as suspicious death and the body was sent to VijayaWada government general hospital (GGH) for postmortem. The grandchildren Of Nagaratnam have approached the GGH to collect the body.
Nagaratnam’s death has thrown light on the plight of elderly women who were deserted by the children. Though the Vijayawada police have started a programme called Virudda Mitra exclusively for attending to the problems of elder. ly people, this death has proved that the programme is yet to reach the intended.