The Hush Post| 13:34 pm |two-minute-read
Yesteryear actress Moushumi Chatterjee and her husband Jayanta Mukherjee have appealed to the Bombay High Court requesting they be appointed the guardians of their comatose daughter Payal Dicky Sinha.
Moushumi and Jayanta have a daughter called Payal. Payal suffered from juvenile diabetes and she married Dicky Sinha in 2010.
Jayanta, Payal and Dicky were directors of Tethys Business and Projects Private Limited. However, in December 2016, differences arose regarding the management of the company. As a result of it, the relations between the family members were strained.
Payal, on the other hand, has been in and out of hospital since April 2017. However, lately her health has gone from bad to worse. Also, “she has been persistently in bed in a comatose condition,” says the petition.
The petition states that Payal was discharged from hospital for home care on April 28, 2018. Moushumi and Jayanta say that their son-in-law insisted on taking Payal to his house. In the early weeks he had hired nurses for Payal.
“The doctors advised physiotherapy and progressive changes in her diet so that the tube through which she was being fed could be removed and she could regain the faculty of speech,” says the petition.
Due to the “uncooperative attitude” of Dicky they even wrote a complaint to the Khar Police Station on Nov 20
However in the last 4-5 months, the parents allege that Payal’s physiotherapy treatment has been stopped. Dicky has not changed her diet as per the doctor’s advice. Also, he is not making any making payments to the staff in charge of Payal’s care and there are no nurses to care for her.
The parents say that they have been refused copies of Payal’s medical papers. They have no knowledge of her health since Dicky has also “begun preventing them from visiting her by alleging that since he is her lawfully wedded husband and he has acquired a greater right to care for her than the parents,” alleges the petition.
Moushumi and Jayanta Mukherjee’s statement filed by advocate Samarth Moray says that it is due to the “uncooperative attitude” of Dicky that they even wrote a complaint to the Khar Police Station on Nov 20, “requesting them to take urgent action in order to save Payal’s life.”