75-yr-old woman rescued from violent daughter-in-law in Kerala

She has got fractures on her legs and hands. Her cheeks are swollen after Babitha slapped her on her face.

75-yr-old woman rescued from violent daughter-in-law in Kerala

A 75-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by her daughter-in-law on Wednesday in Haripad of Alappuzha district in Kerala. Gowrikutty Ammal was assaulted by Babitha Babu (40), as the old woman refused to hand over her pension money to the latter, The News Minute has reported.

Gowri Ammal, mother of four, has been living with her elder son’s family in her ancestral house. Her elder son, who is Babitha’s husband, stays in Dubai.


The ordeal she was facing at the hands of Babitha was brought to light by Gowri’s daughter Nirmala.

Nirmala told media that Babitha never allowed them to visit her. “We came to know that she used to hit our mother, but she never allowed us to enter her house, so my son went to her neighbour’s house and shot a video of her hitting my mother and showed it to the police,” Nirmala told the media.

“She has got fractures on her legs and hands. Her cheeks are swollen after Babitha slapped her on her face. My mother told me that Babitha used to drag her hair always due to which her head is severely aching,” Nirmala added.

It was after showing the video that Nirmala could enter Babitha’s house with the help of police and panchayat members and rescue her mother, who has been hospitalised.

Gowri Ammal’s husband Kuttappan Achary died 13 years ago.

Nirmala alleged that Babitha had been assaulting Gowri Ammal for the last two years.