HYDERABAD: Two sons banished their father into the forest as they felt he had become a burden to them and their families. They took their 62-year-old father Swamy on a vehicle, led him into the forest area in Anantagiri in Vikarabad district and abandoned him there.
The sons hoped their father will never be able to return, but a good samaritan lent a helping hand to the man in distress. Vikarabad police intervened, traced the man’s family in Narsingi near the city and handed him over to his sons. “We counselled the sons and Swamy was left at their house on Monday night,” Vikarabad police said.
Swamy hails from Pultur village of Alampur mandal in Jogulamba Gadwal district. He owns one acre of land in the village and built a house for his family in Narsingi. The sons and the daughters-in-law who were allegedly vexed with him had decided that he should not be in the house. They took him to the forest area and left him there five days ago, assuming that they had seen the last of him.
Hurt as he was, Swamy was able to make his way out of the forest area. According to police, he stayed near a temple for some time. From the Anantagiri forest area, he made his way to Vikarabad. Seeing his haggard look, good samaritan Mohammed Ghouse took pity on him. He also gave him food to eat for a couple of days. On learning about his condition, he reportedly informed police about Swamy.
Vikarabad police said the man has been left in the care of his sons who were counselled against ill-treating their father. When contacted, Narsingi police sub-inspector Balram said they would visit the family and find out details about Swamy.