Once the company secretary of a top hotel chain, Sheila Krishnan now lives on the street. Due to a misunderstanding in 2002, she was dismissed by the firm. But as per company rules, she said she can’t be fired without a proper procedure.
What followed was a court case. Since 2002, she has been living without a salary in apartments and guest houses, believing that she still holds a position in the hotel she worked, and they owe her money.
She is upset with media reports about how she has not been accepting her divorce nine years ago. “I don’t know where they got their facts from,” she said. Since Saturday, two police officers have been guarding her. “Many people have come to help her or take her home, but she refuses to go,” police said.