Heartwrenching video shows homeless elderly being ‘dumped’ out of city

This is the sickening moment a group of pensioners were spotted being driven out of city on a truck and "dumped" to a highway.

The action, which took place in the city of Indore, west-central India, has sparked outrage and led to a deputy commissioner being suspended for the inhumane behaviour.

Video widely shared on social media shows the frail, elderly men and women shivering in cold as they sit in the back of a pickup truck operated by the Indore municipal corporation.

A masked worker is seen trying to remove an elderly woman from the truck before locals from a nearby village intervene and question him.

They confront the worker for "dumping" the homeless elderly to the roadside under freezing weather condition.

The staff is heard replying that he is just "following orders".

While more locals stop by and start filming the situation, the worker is forced to take the pensioner back to the truck.

The video has stirred huge outrage on social media, shaming the authorities for kicking the homeless elderly out of the city.

Abhay Rajangaonkar, the Indore Municipal Corporation's Additional Commissioner, has claimed the municipal employees were actually taking the homeless people to a night shelter.

He denied allegations they had been dropped on the outskirts of the city.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Saturday: "Today, I got information about inhuman treatment of old people by Municipal Corporation employees in Indore… two employees, including the Deputy Commissioner, [who were] responsible have been suspended.

"The District Collector has been instructed to take proper care of the elderly.

"Inhuman treatment towards the elderly will not be tolerated at any cost. Every aged person should get respect and love. This is our culture and also human religion."

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