77-year-old dad chased away over lost puppy, stays in cemetery

Colombo: A 77-year-old man was chased away by his son after reprimanding him to return home only after finding their lost dog. The old man then spent the night at Habarakada cemetery in Homagama without food, ‘Mawbima’ reported.

A resident of Thalagahakanda in Theppanawa and father of two sons, the old man slept on a bench in the cemetery.

He told police that was living with one of his sons but used to sleep on a bench behind the house as he had no place to sleep.

“On the day of incident, I went to fetch medicine from Theppanawa Hospital around 4am. When I left, two puppies followed me. When I returned home my daughter-in-law scolded me as the puppy was missing.”

She then called her husband – the old man’s son – to come home. He then chased the old man away to find the missing puppy otherwise not to return home.

Homagama police is investigating the case.

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