Father beaten by son for money
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Assam minister comes to rescue of 80-year-old man harassed by son

Himanta Biswa Sarma takes note of tweet posted by retired teacher of Nagaon who is regularly ‘beaten, slapped, kicked and demanded of money’; says he will get an FIR registered in this regard

Mahibul Hoque

Guwahati: Taking note of a tweet posted on Twitter by an 80-year-old retired teacher of Nagaon in Assam -- in which he alleged that he was regularly beaten, slapped, kicked and demanded of money by his younger son -- Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he will get an FIR registered on the basis of the tweet.

Sarma took to Twitter on Monday and wrote:

Earlier, the retired teacher, identified as Harendra Nath Gayan, in a series of tweets, talked about the assault and wrote that his younger son, Rituraj Gayan, was “regularly beating, slapping, kicking” for money. Within an hour of the post, till the time of filing of this story, the tweet was re-tweeted 23 times.

The teacher pleaded, “My whole body is paining. Please help make my son not to beat.” (sic)

When contacted, Nath told EastMojo: “He is my younger son. He is a computer science engineer and holds an MBA degree. Earlier, he worked in Delhi and returned to Assam. Since then, he has been applying for a job, but he has not been able to find any. I am also trying to get him some employment. Now, I think he is depressed and all I ask is to get him a job.”

Surprisingly, Nath urged everyone not to take any action against his son as of now and just make him understand to remain patient.

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