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88yr-old man ends life refusing to go old age home

Last Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 15:52

Kochi: Refusing to be sent to an old age
home once again after his eight children expressed
unwillingness to take care of him, an 88-year-old man ended
his life at Paravoor in Ernakulam district.

Police said Bhaskaran Nair`s body was found hanging in
the house of his youngest son Rajeev yesterday.

Rajeev had gone to work when Nair took the extreme step,
police said.

A few days ago, another son had approached police saying
they wanted to take him to an old age home, police said.

Nair was taken to an old age home about a month back after
all his children allegedly refused to take care of him. But he
left four days ago and went to Rajeev`s house.

Nair and his wife were staying with Rajeev, who is not
married. They had given him about Rs six lakh after selling
some property. But ever since his wife passed about a year ago
Rajeev too was not keen to have him, police said.

The body has been sent to Ernakulam general hospital for
post-mortem.

PTI


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First Published: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 15:52

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