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Madras High court adopts abandoned man with disability

The Madras High Court has adopted a rich, hearing-and speech-impaired man who has no parents, keeping in mind that there is threat to his life.

This is after an attempt was made to kidnap Manoj Rajan and push him into a marriage so that his properties could be taken.

Rajan, who has speech and hearing impairment besides being mentally challenged, lost his mother when he was 14.

His father put him in a special school, and got him married off when he was 29 years old.

His wife divorced him but tried to take his custody after his father's death.

When that did not succeed, she kidnapped him and tried to marry him. She also acquired his property worth over Rs 1 crore.

The court has now taken steps to ensure Rajan's properties are protected and he has been placed in a secure home.

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