80-year-old woman seeks monthly maintenance

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A 80-year old woman has filed a petition before the family court seeking a direction for payment of Rs.10,000 towards monthly maintenance for her.

K. Jagadhambal of Santhome here submitted that she got married in February 1945 as per the Hindu custom, and her four children were married.

She alleged that she was being ill-treated and beaten up at home.

At her age, she was spending Rs.1500 on medical expenses. The petitioner said she was staying in a ground floor. She was finding it difficult to wash her clothes and vessels and could not afford to engage a maid servant. Jagadhambal alleged that her husband did not care for her well being.