Udupi: A mother and her son having severe intellectual disability were rescued by likeminded citizens from their house in Goddana Katte, Cherkadi Bramhavar.
Vedavathi and Raghavendra Shervegar (30) are suffering from severe intellectual disability from years and are living in the house which is surrounded with thick bushes. The mother and son were counseled and prescribed medicines but they discontinued the course prescribed by the doctor. Raghavendra has completed his II PUC but remains at home and refuses to do any work.
Monthly pension is their only source of income. Vedavathi’s daughter is residing with her grandparents after symptoms of mental health issues were seen in her.
The condition of their house is pathetic and they still live in darkness as there is no electricity connection. While like minded citizens requested them to be admitted to the hospital they refused saying “Our pension will be stopped”.
Finally Ganesh Raj Saralebettu, Rajesh Prabhu Parkala, Nithyananda Volakadu, Vishu Shetty Ambalpady and others have admitted Vedavathi and Raghavendra to A V Baliga Hospital, Doddanagudde for treatment.
In another similar case a youth has been living in a cowshed without clothes.
Ganagadhar (24) son of Panduranaga and Nagaratna has been living in the cowshed from the past many years. He has been diagnosed in several hospitals but there are no signs of recovery.
Social workers Rajesh Prabhu, Ganesh Raj has visited their residence and are trying to help him in all possible ways.