‘Adopted Son’ agrees to pay Bills of ‘Foster Mother’
Mangaluru: On 14 July our website carried a report, ’92-Yr-Old Alice D’Souza abandoned by ‘Adopted Son’, where 92-year-old Alice D’Souza was abandoned by her so called ‘adopted son’ Arun Kumar, who not only neglected her but was not ready to pay her hospital bills when she was admitted in a local private hospital for Malaria, Diarrhea and Jaundice treatment. Apart from this report published on www.mangalorean.com, which has now brought some good results to this case. The case which was proceeded further by Lidwyn, a co-ordinator of Senior Citizen’s Helpline has resulted in getting justice to this senior lady in distress.
After Senior Citizen’s Helpline had filed a complaint about this incident to Assistant Commissioner Dr Ashok on 13 July, 2106, the AC personally visited Alice D’Souza in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a private hospital-Matadakani Road, Mangaluru on 18 July, and recorded her statements. The Assistant Commissioner seeing Alice in such a distress state, set up 20 July for hearing the case, where Lidwyn and Arun Kumar appeared before the court.
After hearing the case, the AC ordered Arun Kumar to pay all the hospital bills and also to take care of Alice till her death, for which Arun readily agreed. The Assistant Commissioner having come to know that the apartment which belonged to Alice D’Souza was registered by Arun in his name without her knowledge, warned Arun that if he fails to pay the bills at the earliest, he would cancel the registration of apartment made in the name of Arun, and register the same in the name of Alice D’Souza.
Smelling all the consequences that he would face, Arun had approached the hospital management and assured them that he would settle the hospital expenses incurred by Alice D’Souza, ever since she was admitted to the hospital by her neighbors on 30 June, for Malaria, diarrhea and Jaundice. Hearing the happy news, Alice D’Souza has thanked Lidwyn of Seniors Citizen’s Helpline and Mangalorean.com.
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