New Delhi: A man has been appointed guardian
of his mentally challenged brother by a Delhi court which
directed him not to sell his property during his life time.
"In view of the material on record, the petitioner
(Satish) is appointed as guardian in respect of Kailash
Chander Kumar and not in respect of his property in Delhi.
"He will be entitled to renovate the said property and
utilize the rent from it for treatment of Kailash Chander
Kumar from State Bank of India where his father was employed,"
District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge O P Gupta said.
The court also entitled Delhi-based Satish Chander Kumar
to receive family pension on behalf of his brother Kailash,
who is mentally challenged since birth, from the bank.
The court noted that Kailash was named as the beneficiary
in the pension order, which, however, showed him as mentally
Satish, in his plea, said that Kailash was suffering from
mental illness since his birth and also placed on record his
medical certificate issued by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.
Satish said that the doctors have assessed his brother`s
disability as 90 per cent and by becoming the guardian, he did
not intend to sell Kailash`s share in the ancestral property.
He said they were five siblings--three brothers and two
sisters, and their other brother was living separately for
past 38 years as he was posted out of Delhi.
Satish, who was working as Chief Manager with Syndicate
Bank, also assured the court he would not dispose of the
property during Kailash`s life time.