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Former DU professor claims forcible eviction from Gurgaon old age home

The DU professor, who had complained to Gurgaon police that she was threatened to leave the home, said she has now been forcibly evicted

gurgaon Updated: Apr 01, 2017 23:29 IST
Abhishek Behl
Abhishek Behl
Hindustan Times
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Neelam Singh, a professor of medieval and American history, alleged that the police were not helping her.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

The Delhi University professor, who had complained to Gurgaon police that she was threatened by the management of an old age home in which she was staying, on Saturday alleged that she has been
forcibly evicted from her accommodation.

Neelam Singh, a former professor of medieval and American history at Delhi University, alleged that some unknown persons have disconnected the power and water connection to the house in which she lives.

Later, on the pretext of repairing the power connection, Singh alleged that some men called her out of the house, and locked it from inside.

“I was thrown out of the old age home, which is being run illegally. Despite repeated calls to the police and other officials, no effort was made to help me,” said Singh, who came to the Sadar police station after borrowing money for an auto from someone.

Gurgaon police officers said they were looking into Singh’s claims that the house owner, with the help of some miscreants, had thrown her out.

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“Her earlier complaint pertaining to physical attack could not be corroborated by the medical report as there is no mark of injury on her. We will do everything to help her as she is a senior citizen,” said Vijay Kumar, SHO, Sadar police station.

The DU professor alleged that the local police was not helping her and demanded that an inquiry be conducted and action be taken on the report submitted by the Gurgaon administration regarding Aastha Old Age home.

“I had to call the helpline of Director General of Police in Chandigarh to seek help, but even then nothing happened,” the retired professor said.

The Sadar police said that it had approached the district social welfare department to ensure that the senior citizen could be provided a safe and good quality accommodation. “We are ready to help her in any way and if the professor’s claims pertaining to payment of Rs 10 lakh to the old age home turn out to be true, we will take action against the house owner,” Kumar said.

First Published: Apr 01, 2017 23:29 IST