NEW DELHI: A video clip of a 85-year-old woman being assaulted by her daughter in southeast Delhi’s Kalkaji area went viral on the social media today after which a police team visited the octogenarian’s house.
The incident was recorded by a neighbour, who also reported the matter to the police, following which a police team was sent to the octogenarian’s house but she refused to lodge a police complaint.
The 85-year-old woman, who is a widow, lives alone in her fourth floor apartment in Kalkaji. Her 60-year-old daughter, who could be seen assaulting her mother in the video, often visits her house, a police official said.
“Both women will be counselled and we will ensure that this doesn’t happen again,” additional DCP (southeast) Vijay Kumar said. In the video clip, the octogenarian can be seen standing in the balcony and then being forcefully dragged towards the room by her daughter.
When she resists, she is slapped. Another woman in the opposite balcony, from which the video was shot, can be heard reprimanding her for doing so.
Delhi Police has a scheme under which constables are sent to the residences of senior citizens living in their areas, to check on them and help them out if needed.
Records were checked but it emerged that the woman was not enrolled in the scheme. Police have now approached her for the same so that her situation can be monitored from now onward, a senior official said.