Anesthesiologist Dr.B.C.Kantharaju and Rajeshwari had three daughters and educated all three of them. He purchased a house at Sadashivanagar of Tumkur. Before his death in 2000, he had performed the marriage of two of his daughters Rajalakshmi, and Teja. Marriage of Pumpa was performed by his wife Rajeshwari after his death. Subsequent to the death of Dr.Kantharaju, as per his will, the house was transferred to his wife. In 2004, Rajeshwari’s health deteriorated. The third daughter Teja who was settled in Canada came to Tumkur and somehow convinced Rajeshwari to execute a Power of Attorney in her name so that she could take the responsibility of disposing of the house easily after the death of Rajeshwari. She also took the responsibility of distributing the sale proceedings of the house equally to all the siblings. Teja took all the family members to the office of the Sub-Registrar and made them sign several documents. Rajeshwari also signed certain documents but nobody was allowed to read the documents.
Ultimately Justice Prevailed
After several years, in 2011, at the time of paying Municipal tax Rajeshwari came to know that house was registered in daughter Teja’s name. None of the sisters bothered to ask Teja about it.
Everyone was shocked when the local newspapers carried the advertisement “house for sale”. Horrified by this, Rajeshwari filed a suit at the civil Court and brought an injunction preventing the sale. When the court did not call the case even after an year, Rajeshwari
contacted Human Rights Protection Foundation (HRPF) for guidance and help. When Dr. Shanbhogue came to know that both the legs of Rajeshwari were amputated due to diabetes, a team of HRPF volunteers visited her at Tumkur and collected all the details. The same day a petition was filed at the Seniors citizen’s Tribunal established under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
Atrocities Against Senior Citizens
Rajeshwari Amma