A family of five with three small kids was forced to sleep outside their house for three days, as a bank in Ernakulam confiscated their property and sealed their house by mistake.
The incident happened on February 1 in Chilavannoor of Ernakulam district, where a couple Roby and Jensy along with their four-year-old triplets were thrown out of their house by officials of Central Bank.
Instead of taking action against Roy, who took a loan from the bank, the officials targeted his brother Roby and his family.
Roy had given his property as a guarantee to the bank while taking a loan, and while he was out of town at the time of the incident, bank officials attached Roby’s property instead. The family says that even after they continuously pleaded with them, and told them that they had not taken the loan, bank officers were not ready to cross check the details.
A video by Asianet News shows that bank officers and an advocate abused the family and the people gathered near the house to help the family. In the video Roby and family was heard pleading to the officers that they have not taken the loan.
After three days, following protests from local residents, the bank realised that they went wrong and gave the house back to the family.
Even after the officers gave back the property, the family alleges that the advocate behaved very harshly with them.
“Three days we slept here outside with our children. We were scared that our property will be snatched if we go away from here. They behaved so badly that they were not even ready to listen to us,” Jensy told media persons.
“They also forcefully tried to make us sign many papers. We did not do that, they were all shouting at us. We will take legal action against them,” Jensy added.