West Bengal couple seeks to end their lives after being shunned by family

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Baguiati (West Bengal), Aug 21(ANI): An elderly couple abandoned by their family members, in Baguiati, a suburban locality in Kolkata, has sought an end to their lives as they have been struggling for the past three years.

Samar Moulik, who retired from Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) and his wife Bharati Moulik, have said that they can't bear the insults and cruel treatment meted out by their own children.

"I went to the police station, as I believe that there's nothing left in my life now. That's why I went with my wife to the police station and we have submitted a letter to police station seeking permission from the officials for voluntary death, so that we can die peacefully," said Samar Moulik.

The couple have two sons. The elder son, Shankar, a microbiologist, lives in South Africa, while the younger Soumen owns resides in Kolkata.

The couple has one daughter as well, who is settled in Uttar Pradesh with her husband.

Moulik had retired in 1997, and according to the couple, they owned a plot at Barasat town, which his son and elder brother seized illegally.

The couple also claimed that they had returned to West Bengal at their younger son Soumen's invitation, but he along with his uncle grabbed their property by obtaining signatures through wrong means.

After being duped by their own son, the aged couple had to live on a separate plot. Since then, the couple have stayed in many houses, and are now tired of shifting houses.

"I took this decision because the children whom I gave birth to and thought that they would support me and take care of me in my old age have thrown us out. So, I though what's' the point of living now in such a pathetic state," said Bharati Moulik.

The couple is presently living in the house of a former colleague of Samar in Baguiati.

None of the children are ready to take care of the aged parents. They are solely relying on their monthly income savings from the post office. (ANI)

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