Wealthy Swiss banker takes disabled elderly husband on 'holiday to India - and leaves him there

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posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 06:57 AM
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A wealthy Swiss banker took her wheelchair bound 74 year old husband on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to India and then left him there. Nine months later he died due to 'lack of care and poor hygiene' in the Indian care home he had been left in and his body was cremated and thrown into a river.

A court in Winterthur, Switzerland has sentenced her to 4 years imprisonment.


The wealthy 65-year-old Swiss banker showed the wheelchair-bound 74-year-old videos of 'palm-fringed beaches and luxury hotels' to convince him to come on the trip.

The woman - who had been paying £6,000 a month in care bills - then took him to a poverty-stricken suburb of New Delhi and paid a family £1,500 a month to take him in.She then jetted home alone to continue her life of luxury in Zurich, a court in Winterthur was told.But nine months after the trip in January 2008, the husband died due to 'lack of care and poor hygiene' and his body was cremated and thrown into a river, it was heard.

During the trial, the woman - who can not be named for legal reasons - insisted her acions had been in her husband's best interests due to the 'warm climate' in India. The woman was jailed for six months after an initial trial last year, but prosecutors appealed the sentence and she was jailed for four years this week for kidnapping.

Daily Mail


According to the prosecutor she cynically disposed of an old and disabled person to save money. She did fly back to enjoy her luxury lifestyle in Zurich.

Maybe she will be old and helpless one day.


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posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:10 AM
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I wonder if it was "his" money? (meaning, I wonder if he was the reason she was rich)
That is just so sad and why were the people she paid to care for him not charged? Sounds like they didn't do to good of a job. It just makes my heart ache to wonder what he must have thought and felt when she left him there. I think she should be spending the rest of her life in jail after all that is what she gave him..



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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What a horrible thing to do.

Why can't she be named?



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
A wealthy Swiss banker took her wheelchair bound 74 year old husband on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to India and then left him there. Nine months later he died due to 'lack of care and poor hygiene' in the Indian care home he had been left in and his body was cremated and thrown into a river.

Daily Mail
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Maybe she will be old and helpless one day.
edit on 21-12-2012 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)


Sounds to me like she just dumped him there to get rid of him - perhaps for her, India is like Mexico is seen by many Americans - a wild ground where you can go 'lose' someone and nobody would find out? Clearly she was wrong - and I agree that the persons who neglected in their caretaking duties in India should also be proscuted - not sure what the exact setup was, but looks like she found someone unscrupulous who would just 'take him off her hands'.

Not necessary that it's for the man's fortune, a female Swiss banker would be quite wealthy in her own right - I think she just did it to rid herself of her marital duty to him so she could be free of the shackles of having to take care of him as he got ever older / frailer / sicker etc.

Not very nice at all. In India also (where I live) many younger generation people are dumping their parents in old-age homes, paying upfront for a few years and then become 'uncontactable' with 'no forwarding address' so there's all these abandoned old persons around the nation.

The same persons btw who sacrified everything they had so their kids could live the upper-middle-class lifestyles they are enjoying today - based SOLELY on the education they got which was ONLY POSSIBLE because of education subsidies across the board by the govt, and through the sacrifices of their parents.
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posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by SilentE
What a horrible thing to do.

Why can't she be named?



My guess is she's associated with the name of a bank that all of us would recognize, so this is just to avoid bad public-relations.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:31 AM
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When i read the title i though WTF what a bitch..lol

Some peoples greed know no bounds, she should be given a long community service in India sweeping the streets.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:32 AM
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A thread in its infancy, watch the feedback people say at the bottom of the story, Some might say

" Well whats wrong with that there are many in Indian that cant afford to eat and at least he was fed"

Some will say terrible, some will say why would Indians waste food on a cripple.

This is what the the media do they put out stories like this to gauge opinion to see what they can get a way with.

A famous one was Gordon Browns Government, they put out a story that officers will be going around with clip board and if you had a light on upstairs and downstairs they would chap your door, and if no one was upstairs you got an on the spot fine for global warming infringement .

The media laughed at it and people said this was pathetic so it was dropped,

A few year earlier they brought in on the spot fines for litter bugs and used cigarette butts as the excuse and everyone thought it was a great idea becasue they all hate smoker.

Now a toddler in the park in a pushchair who dropped a bit of food out all his mouth was fined on the spot his mother had to pay £50, my son had his hand severed and was sewn back on in asda car park he dropped a hanky by mistake and was fined on the spot £50 even though he picked it right up and it was dropped because his hand was numb with the cold..

The disabled person story could be about the poor woman unable to care for her husband and the stress disabled people cause.

I'll watch this to see if anymore comes out of it.

Never believe anything you hear on Tv or read in the newspapers always think whats the agenda' where are they going with this.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:33 AM
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Originally posted by chasingbrahman

Originally posted by SilentE
What a horrible thing to do.

Why can't she be named?



My guess is she's associated with the name of a bank that all of us would recognize, so this is just to avoid bad public-relations.


I thought it could be that.
If that's the reason and it most probably is, it's nice that the banks are keeping us in the know...

If we did find out which bank she worked at, wouldn't that be worse for the banks public relations?



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 07:34 AM
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I meant watch the newspaper thread for replies not here.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by SilentE

Originally posted by chasingbrahman

Originally posted by SilentE
What a horrible thing to do.

Why can't she be named?



My guess is she's associated with the name of a bank that all of us would recognize, so this is just to avoid bad public-relations.


I thought it could be that.
If that's the reason and it most probably is, it's nice that the banks are keeping us in the know...

If we did find out which bank she worked at, wouldn't that be worse for the banks public relations?


Absolutely. By keeping the bank's name out of the press, the bank avoids a public-relations nightmare. Could you imagine being their PR director, attempting to re-frame the bank's image after this debacle? I'd rather be tasked with listing good qualities in a banker.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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Wow. Why was she paying $6,000 a month in care if they have universal healthcare over there?

Also, I wonder why they cannot name and shame her? This isn't a minor we're talking about.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 08:13 AM
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So this is what her marriage was reduced to? She didn't want to take care of/be with him anymore so she just leaves him? How rotten; I wonder if there is perhaps something underneath all this that I/we may be missing.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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That is horrid-anyone who has been to a slum in delhi will tell you,it would be no place for an old infirm westerner,with no immunity to all the local bugs.

What a nasty person.
Unbelievable.



posted on Dec, 21 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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Is anyone surprised that a banker did something terrible to save some money?
Not this guy. Not at all.





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