A 65-year-old woman is said to have been living inside a public toilet for the past 19-years as she had no place to stay. The woman identified as Karuppayi from Madurai of Tamil Nadu has been surviving by cleaning the toilet and earning a meagre income of 70 to 80 INR on a daily basis which she charges from the people who comes to use the toilet.
The plight of the woman was recently revealed by the news agency ANI on its twitter handle.
It is being said that Karuppayi had applied for senior citizen pension long back which had not materialized by then hence forcing her to live in the toilet amidst such conditions.
After learning about the incident, the social media fraternity came in support of Karuppayi asking the government to intervene while some hailed her for maintaining the toilets properly for the public to use without any complaints.
While the government officials at the pension department should be ashamed for forcing a woman to live in such conditions, we at the ‘Change For A Better India‘ feel that the government should initiate an investigation as to why her pension was not cleared in the first place and book the officials for their dereliction of duty.
Source & Image: ANI