HC comes to rescue of 84-year old woman fighting to prove she is alive
Madurai, Jan 24 (PTI) The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of an 84-year old woman, who had been running from pillar to post to prove she is alive after her daughter-in-law obtained a death certificate in a bid to grab her property.
The High Court bench here took up the issue on its own after a media report on the octogenarian’s plight and directed cancellation of the death certificate of A Thottiyamal, hailing from Ramanathapuram district.
A division bench comprising Justices K K Sasidharan and P D Audikesavalu Wednesday impleaded the woman’s daughter-in-law and grandson in the case and also directed the authorities to cancel the death certificate issued in her name on September 27, 2016 and an enquiry into the matter.
The bench also directed the Ramanathapuram municipal Commissioner and district registrar to file their replies and cancelled the inam settlement by obtaining the woman’s signature by giving false information and transferring the land to her grandson Praveen Kumar’s name.
According to the report, Thottiyammal had been living with her son A Doss, who was a sheristadar in the district court, and had 12 cents of land. She also had three daughters.