A man, along with his wife, allegedly assaulted his 85-yearold mother after branding her a mobile phone thief in Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri early on Wednesday. The mother, Bhanumati Das, later filed a complaint with the police against her son and daughter-in-law.
Ranjan Das and his wife Tapasi Das allegedly had been torturing the elderly woman for the past many days, it is learnt. Sources said that the woman’s nose has been broken in the assault. Having lost patience, the mother lodge a complaint with the police on Wednesday after locals rescued her from the house and admitted her to the Dhupguri block health centre for treatment.
She was discharged from the hospital after first aid. Though Bhanumati Das has four sons, she used to live with Ranjan at Purba Mallick Para in Dhupguri. Block development officer Dipankar Roy and Jalpaiguri district superintendent of police Amitabha Maiti have assured administrative action against the culprits. Ranjan is absconding after his mother filed the complaint. He was not available for comment over phone when contacted.