A nonagenarian in Bihar rescued

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Patna, May 31 (ANI): Police in Patna freed a nonagenarian from his captors, believed to be some anti-social elements, who allegedly had kept in captivity with an aim to grab his property.

Bhagwant Narayan Pandey aged 93 years was held hostage in his own house located at Dewan on the outskirts of Patna.

According to neighbours, Bhagwant who is ailing lived all alone in one part of his fifty-roomed mansion worth millions.

His captors have been identified as Indu Pandey and Babu Chandra, incidentally his tenants.

Babu Chandra, who was staying as a tenant for six years, had stopped paying rent over half a decade ago and on being asked either to pay or vacate, he is reported to have threatened to kill Pandey, his landlord.

Bhagwant has accused Indu Pandey of not letting him donate his property for the education of the poor.

"I want to donate everything for the education of the poor but a lady named Indu Pandey is not letting me do it," said Bhagwant.

On learning from the neighbours that a nonagenarian named Bhagwant was held captive in his home for nearly three days, the police raided the place and rescued him.

Sub Inspector R K Mishra of Pat Khaje Kala Police Station mentioned that Bhagwant had been rescued and adequate police protection have been provided to him.

"Bhagwant was found locked inside the room. We brought him outside the room and asked the relevant details from him. How far his allegations are true will be known only after the investigations. As far as his protection is concerned, we have deployed the police force for that," said Mishra.

Of late the instances of senior citizens being tortured for their property have increased despite several measures mooted by the government to protect them from usurpers. (ANI)

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