Son abandons 80-year-old mother in temple at Koppal, rescued by authorities

Koppal, Aug 4 (IANS): An incident of a man abandoning his 80-year-old mother in the premises of a temple after giving her a mobile phone without SIM card has come to light from Koppal district of Karnataka on Thursday.

The abandoned aged woman gives her name as Khasim Bi, and is claiming that she is from Ujjayani village. The authorities are, however, not able to track her family as she is unable to provide any information other than this.

According to police, her son had brought her to the famous Huligemma temple in Huligi village in Koppal two days ago. He had given her a basic mobile set and asked her to wait for his call. He had also given her a sheet of paper where he had claimed to have written his mobile phone number.

Devotees noticed the elderly woman sitting all alone without being taken care of on Wednesday night. They gave her food and a blanket. When they checked her mobile, it was found that her son had given handset without a SIM card.

It also came to light that he had given an empty sheet of paper telling her that it contained his mobile number. The devotees then contacted the Senior Citizens Helpline with the help of police.

National Senior Citizens Helpline Zonal officer Muttanna Gudneppanavar and his staff arrived at the spot and took the elderly woman to an old age home. The Munirabad police facilitated her shifting to the shelter. Further investigation is on.






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  • Shivam, Gurgaon

    Mon, Aug 08 2022

    So called modern education and spouses are comman reason for this !

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Rakesh D Souza Mangalore ,of course everyone has his own reasons and difficulties.But not simply dump a old lady with fake phone and set with wrong promises in temple and never come again.What a man he is ?Atleast tell someone or ask someone to take care give her some water and food to give.She doesnt earn this afterall she brought up with hardships ?all these years.Atleast could have made arrange ments in a home for aged.Felt like my mother is there in the corner waiting for sons arrival who never came .why fone ste and letter ?Can she read and know to operate phone ?

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Readers, this is " Kaliyug " Unscrupulous children with their spouses, loot assets of their parents and then dump them in " Home for the Aged " or " Destitute Homes " to perish !!!

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  • Haneef, Udupi

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Heaven is with mother , son who left her for hell.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Mother in the old age home called her son and told him to put a fan, provide a fridge and blanket to her room in the old age home. Son said why she needed all this since she would be in this world for a short time. Mother replied "it is not for me, my son, I am accustomed to sleep when it is hot, I am able to sleep hungry and I am able to sleep in cold. I am worried about you. When your son will keep you here, you may not be able to stay with these harsh conditions like me. Hence, I am forewarning you now".

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    What I am today I owe to my Loving mother. We had hardships but my mother took care of 8 children, their needs, education and some time facing ups and downs. She used to very pious and prayers time time. Novena, retreat. It took time to attain good life. All thanks to Kuwait. I am here from 1975 and still I enjoy my job. Not much work pressure. It's all, I believe parents blessing. Thank for you good wishes.

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  • Rakesh Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    May be he had his own reason (terminal illness) cos he has looked after her for all these years. if he was not a good son, he would have abondoned her a long time back!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Giving mobile sheet without sim and giving a blank sheet by saying it has his mob no. also considered as his terminal sickness ? He abandoned...why he cheated by doing such cheap stuff? If he is not capable or sick, he himself coukd have taken to ashram and would have showed his inability.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Haha ha Like the great man who abandoned his wife long back........ Now he made the country to follow his foot path due to un employment and price rise

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Does this son/man... think that he become a popular to pursue political aspirations...?????

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    "looking at her, tears rolled down." Cynthia, I too felt same thing. Mothers love and blessings will always protects us and brings prosperity. And her tears may not do better if neglected in old age. We sibling took care of our old parents,. Dad lived till 96 years and mother 86 years. Now my children are so concerned about me and look after me for any thing. I am still work just to keep me busy and remain occupied.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    I am very pleased to say here, your parents lived for many years with utmost care and attention by their children/grand children..96 yrs and 86 yrs. My respect to them. May they enjoy heavenly peace always. Because, you showed good example to your children so does your children are looking after to you very well. Praise be to god. May your family live forever unitedly loving and caring each other.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    what a pathetic state of our state and country in general? high inflation and unemployment is causing sons to abandon their mother...or is it that he is just following the chai master who has also abondoned?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    What an ungrateful fellow ? He not only abandoned the old mother, also, misguided her totally. Love your parents. We are so busy growing up. We should remember that in the mean time they too are growing old. His Mother (parents) showed him the world… and in return he abandoned her to be taken care by old age home.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Oh my goodness....looking at her, tears rolled down. Ma, you should have left him near the temple immediately after his birth. Now, these days you wouldn't have seen. Many of us looked after our mother well in every difficulty. Still, we long for her presence with us. Look at this rogue....For him and for his wife ...days ahead especially will be very painful....Avandoned and cheated too ???

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  • pinto, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 04 2022

    Shame on her son

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