Angul Jun 8: An inhumane incident has come to the fore where distressed elderly people were mercilessly driven away from a geriatric home by the landlord due to rent payment dispute between him and the NGO running the home in Baghamara village under Ghantapada gram panchayat in Talcher block of Angul district.
According to information, the Sainath Geriatric Home was operating in a rented house by “The Medicus”, an NGO run by Dillip Samal. However, Dillip and landlord Didimani Sahoo had a dispute over fixation and payment of rent since beginning. Didimani had earlier requested Dillip to vacate his house.
While Dillip was yet to act on his request, Didimani along with his men went to the geriatric home and asked its manager Aditya Panda to vacate the room or otherwise he will commit suicide. Then, Didimani with help of his people forcibly took away all elderly people and accommodated them in a temporary tent.
Tent owner was yet to reach the spot. While the home is funded by the District Mineral Foundation, no official of the DMF had visited the geriatric home.