VELLORE: Collector R Nanthagopal received around 675 petitions from the public seeking financial aid, free pattas, ration cards and community certificates during the public grievance day meeting held at the Collector office here on Monday.
Many differently-abled pensioners had not received their pension, even after the approval of the district administration, petitioned the Collector. On the occasion, he handed over financial aid to the tune of `34.2 lakh to beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes.
One grievance involved a petition filed by S Baby a 58-year-old mother-in-law of a Sub-inspector of Police, S Jayanthi alleging that Jayanthi was using her position to ill-treat the whole family. Baby’s twenty- five-year old daughter was reportedly severely beaten up by SI Jayanthi and was admitted to the hospital.The mother-in-law together with her ex-serviceman husband, their son, S Rajkumar (37), and two daughters S Sumithra (32) and S Manjula (25) were all staying in the same house.
The petitioner stated that their son Rajkumar, who is also an ex-serviceman, were torturing them. “Daily she is beating everyone. My son has also joined her and is beating me and my husband. On September 5, she beat my second daughter Manjula severely and now she has been admitted to the Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital.”
Shanmugham said,“I’m not able to do anything against her. She is a police official so, the police department is neglecting our complaints. We filed a police complaint against Jayanthi in Sathuvachari Police station on Friday but still no action has been taken.”
District Revenue Officer Manivannan was also present on the occasion.