HYDERABAD: Two sons banished their father into the forest as they felt he had become a burden to them and their families. Just so that he would not be able to come back home, they took their father Swamy on a vehicle, led him into the forest area in Ananthagiri in Vikarabad district and abandoned him there.
They were hoping that their 62-year-old father would never be able to return to them but a good samaritan lent a helping hand to the man in distress.
The Vikarabad police who also intervened traced out the man’s family in Narsingi and handed him over to his sons. “We counselled the sons and the father has been left at their house,” Vikarabad police said. Swamy was back with his son on Tuesday night.
Swamy hails from Pultur village of Alampur mandal in Jogulamba Gadwal district. He owned one acre of land in the village and built a house for his family in Narsingi near the city. The sons and the daughters-in-law who were allegedly vexed with him decided that he should not be in the house. They took him into 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 sometime. From the Ananthagiri forest area, he made his way to Vikarabad. Looking at his haggard look and with the man asking for some water to drink, one Mohd Ghouse took pity on him. He also gave him food to eat for a couple of days. On learning about his pathetic condition, he reportedly informed the police about Swamy.
Asked if any action was taken against the sons, Vikarabad police said the man had now been left in the care of his sons who were counselled against ill-treating their father. When contacted Narsingi police sub-inspector Balram said as they had got information, they would visit the family and find out details about the man who was abandoned by his sons in the forest.