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Abandoned by children, old woman seeks to be buried alive

Friday January 28, 2011 08:06:08 AM, IANS

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Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, an old woman who was abandoned by her daughters after taking away her property, approached authorities in Andhra Pradesh pleading that she be buried alive.

Devudamma, who claims to be a freedom fighter, moved a petition before Visakhapatnam district collector, urging him to bury her alive.

The 110-year-old woman, a resident of PS Pet in Chodavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district in coastal Andhra, told the collector that she wanted to die as her own children have abandoned her and that there was nobody to take care of her.

She alleged that her two daughters took whatever property she had in her name, physically tortured her and stopped looking after her.

Moved by her plight, Good Samaritans in Visakhapatnam have come forward to help her. Neelam Sharada Devi, a physician, Thursday conducted some medical tests on the ailing woman and started treatment.

The doctor told reporters that she would take care of her and provide medical and other required assistance with the help of some other citizens.







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