Udupi: Property dispute, cheated by own children - Elderly woman gets justice at last

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Oct 4: Dr Ravindranath Shanubhogue of human rights protection foundation of the city informed at a press conference that 86 year old Montin D’Silva, who was cheated by her own children on property, which made her to beg for living, has at last got justice from the senior citizens higher appeal justice board of Mangaluru.

Montin D’Silva is wife of the late Baptist D’Silva, resident of Kallamundkur village. Baptist died in 2006. Through his hard work Baptist made property, gave education to children and got them married also. Due to continuous pestering by the children Montin agreed to make division of 6.25 acres of land and house.

In 2009, all children got the property divided and transferred the same to their individual names. Old house and 2.25 acres of land meant for Montin was mentioned as jointly owned. In the title deed, only names of children were recorded.

In 2014, Montin transferred her part of the property to one of her daughters who took the responsibility of looking after her. However, that daughter cheated Montin and made plans to sell the land.

Montin raised the issue with Pandeshwar police station. In 2018 May, all children agreed to return the property belonging to Montin within six months. However, they did not keep the word. Then Montin approached senior citizens’ grievance committee through human rights foundation of Udupi. Tribunal ordered all children to pay Rs 2000 every month towards the expenses of mother. But even after six months no one gave the promised amount. Montin again approached the board.

Montin’s three children wrote letter to the justice board and said that they are unable to give the monthly maintenance amount to their mother.

As the last step, president of appeal justice board deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra declared null and void the division deed given by Montin in 2009 and the right abolition letter of 2014 and transferred the complete rights of property to Montin.

Now Montin has got the ownership of all the 6.25 acres of land as well as the old house made by her husband. Only the tahsildar has to give the title deed.

Dr Shanubhogue said that even if the children appeal to high court or Supreme Court against the verdict, the foundation will support Montin D’Silva.

Speaking to Daijiworld, one of the daughters Jacintha, in a clarification said, “In 2009, we all amicably divided the entire property of our dad. Our mom got equal share then and I was looking after her up to 2019. In 2019, my elder brother came from Mumbai and expelled us from house with the consent of our eldest sister. As per the orders of the AC and DC, I am paying Rs 2,000 per month to my mom from years now.

“We are surprised by the statement of Ravindranath and his team as he has not contacted any daughters or anybody in the vicinity who knows about this fact. They are not helping in giving proper justice. We are ready to prove this with all the necessary documents available with us. This news is created to defame us,” she said.







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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Oct 05 2022

    real kujuma kodial ,a will is a must before you leave this world.But you shouldnt announce it public.Without will also will be menace for all .Some people want to decieve other brother /sister.Some sell without their knowledge.

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  • g m hegde, mumbai

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Reminds us of a farmer from Uttara Kannada who hanged himself from a tree on his farm after lighting funeral pyre just below so that his body would automatically turn to ash & he would attain moksha without burdening children. Such is the poison of relations & material life

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  • praveen, udupi

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Big Thankyou to Shanbhag mam...

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore Kodyadka

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    These days people shall do anything for money

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    never ever divide property when you are alive...do not make will also...if you make will children will try to kill...so enjoy your life and whatever is left let them enjoy...you have given education and food that is more than enough...worthless children..they will meet painful end for making their mother beg for food with others at this age..

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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Korle Kai!

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  • Karan, Katapadi/Dubai

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Hats off to you brave mother who fought back to gain her rights and we appreciate the help of Dr. Shanubough There may be thousand more mothers who have undergone similar fate due to the greed of property by their children but never reported such matters to anyone due to fear of society and suffered themselves I hope the children will be very compassionate and helpful to provide them proper food, medicine and love to their parents during their old age, as they will also go through same when they become old..

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  • gm, mlur

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    As a parent we know how much struggle to bring up a child, children should take care of their old-aged parents like a small child. When growing old need company, need to talk more, eat more ect. ect. All children cannot stay with their mothers but they can do something for them either financially or to take care in turns.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Mathr Devo Bhav Man can never ever pay debt of a Mother. Never

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Having owned 6.25 acres of land which must be commanding attractive value now, it's very sad situation for a woman/mother to suffer in the hands of her own offsprings at the age of 86 years. No doubt that Satan is ruling now....!!!!!

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    In most cases parents are caught in between sibling rivalry. None gives a damn for the parents well being.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    we need more good samaritans like Dr Ravindranatha in society...hats off to you sir..

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Justice is finally at her door step but a bit too late... I am 57 and already feeling the brunt of age... I can well imagine her condition after such along trauma... My mother also suffered in the hands of a wicked lawyer in Udupi and she died due to the trauma she underwent... But here persecution has come from her own blood which is even more cruel... I pray God to Grace her peace and ability to forgive and move on...

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Big Lesson to earn respect and to live happily -'Old parents should only make will and never transfer the property to their children until they are alive.'

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