From rags to riches! Elderly woman starved by daughters-in-law becomes ‘lakhpati’ by begging

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You will also be amazed to hear the story of a mother-in-law of the Miryalaguda area of Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh. The old lady’s daughter-in-law’s Ill-treated her to a point where she was forced to flee and resorted to begging. However, things turned an unexpected turn as the elderly woman became rich with the alms she received.

People were shocked when they got to know that by begging alone, this woman collected more than Rs 2 lakh in just a few days. Pantamma is the name of this elderly woman. She was mother to two boys and after the death of her husband, she was completely dependent on her sons. She had some land and by selling it, she got two lakh rupees half of which she gave to her sons.

Her ordeal started when one of her sons died and the other fled. After this, the wives of her two sons started torturing her. Both the daughters-in-law started neglecting their old mother-in-law to a point that she was near starvation. Finally, she left the house and came to Hyderabad.

She started begging to feed herself after coming to Hyderabad. However, police examined her during an inquiry campaign and were shocked to say the least. Pantamma was in possession of Rs 2,34,000  and police also found a gold chain and some silver jewellery on her.

When the matter was investigated thoroughly, she told the police her entire ordeal and the cops have gotten her bank account opened in which all her money was deposited. She was subsequently sent to a rehabilitation centre where she is recovering fast.

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