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City shames itself on elderly abuse

Forty per cent respondents of a survey conducted on the elderly in the city said they were subjected to abuse, up three per cent from last year’s 37 per cent. The report by HelpAge India also stated that Hyderabad stood fourth among the six one-tier cities surveyed, and respondents interviewed claimed that 63 per cent of the perpetrators were sons and 40 per cent were their daughter-in-laws.