Elderly citizen who was abused by son lodges FIR with Mumbai police
68 year old Shabbir Kanchwala from Mumbai has been facing abuse from his 32 year old son for over three years. Kanchwala was verbally abused, ill-treated, harassed and even beaten with chappals! This elderly man could not take this humiliation anymore. Kanchwala has now filed a First Investigation Report (FIR) at the Shivaji Nagar police station in Mumbai.
The state government had introduced the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 where children must take full responsibility of ensuring the safety and protection of their aged parents. Kanchwala has filed an FIR under this act, which is a very rare case!
The police are already in the lookout for his 32 year old son Zahir who is absconding ever since the complaint was lodged.
According to reports, Kanchwala has two sons and a daughter. His youngest son is pursuing higher studies at Hong Kong. Kanchwala stayed with Zahir in an apartment at Shivaji Park.
One 17 June, Kanchwala was having his food when Zahir started hurling abuses at him to change the apartment into his name. Kanchwala refused, and Zahir started kicking and hitting him with chappals.
Kanchwala, who felt giddy, fell to the ground. After Zahir left the house, he went to a nearby hospital to get first aid.
Humiliated by the entire incident, this retiree decided to lodge a complaint. If found guilty, Zahir can be jailed up to three months and will have to pay a fine as well!
Maharashtra state government announced that names of those who refuse to take care of their aged parents will be put up publicly in the shamed list.