Pianist Benjamin Marthand allegedly ill-treated and abused
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Hyderabad, Sept. 6 -- The plight of Benjamin Marthand, a well-respected pianist and musician in the city is getting progressively worse. Marthand, now 91 years of age, finds himself in a helpless situation as he is allegedly confined to an old-age home against his will.
The managing trustee of Sankalp woman's support alliance, Sheila Sarah Mathews speaking to Siasat.com alleged that Marthand is being administered drugs to dull his mind and that he is not allowed to speak to anybody. "He has repeatedly requested us to take him away but his nephews are forcefully retaining him there," she added.
While the Sunshine old age home alleges that Marthand is not well enough to leave, activists allege otherwise. Taking cognizance of the situation...
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