Asking old parents and in-laws to leave from their own residence has become rampant in the state of Punjab now-a-days. A case unfolded in Jalandhar wherein a daughter-in-law allegedly threw her mother-in-law out of her own home.
The elderly woman, Lachhan Kaur, has alleged that there is an ongoing court case between her and the daughter-in-law with regards to the property, however, the accused asked her to leave the place. The aged woman’s elder son is no more, whereas her daughter-in-law is a teacher at a school.
The senior citizen woman lived with her son and daughter-in-law in a small house in Jalandhar. Accused daughter-in-law Balwinder Kaur, said that she had built her own house by availing a loan from a private bank in the city. The installments too were paid by her. According to Kaur, her mother-in-law’s old home is still under her name and that the elderly woman was unnecessarily accusing her of selling the old house and buying a new property.
Junior Kaur also denied that she asked the old woman to leave the home. Daughter-in-law said that she has been living in her house since 2001 and has never thrown her mother-in-law out of the house.
According to ASI Avtar Singh of police station number 7, there is an ongoing court matter between Lacchan Kaur, her second son Joga Singh and Balwinder Kaur with regards to property.
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Singh and mother Kaur had been living separately in Tower Enclave since 2018. During investigation, the police learnt that the mother-in-law was thrown of the house by the accused, and since then she started living with her son Joga.
They mother-in-law and daughter-in-law were not in contact with each other since past two years.
Such cases are a reflection on society, how we have empowered daughter-in-laws with all rights and biased laws. If the matter would be reversed, the court would have by now ensured that the daughter-in-law be rightfully allowed in her matrimonial home with immediate effect. The elderly woman in this case is still fortunate to have a roof over her head with the second son. Otherwise, there have been cases where elderly woman are left on the streets by several daughter-in-laws once their husbands are dead.