Mulher idosa abandonada em uma caixa de papelão por sua 'vovó despejando'’ família

A GRANDMOTHER was heartlessly abandoned by her family on the side of the road in a sickening trend known asgranny dumping”.

The elderly woman was found inside a cardboard box with no food or water next to a highway in México.

The granny was tragically abandoned at the side of the road in cardboard box in Puebla, México

The granny was tragically abandoned at the side of the road in cardboard box in Puebla, MéxicoCrédito: Twitter
'Granny dumping' is tragically carried out around the world

‘Granny dumpingis tragically carried out around the worldCrédito: Getty

The cruel act sparked outrage after locals were forced to call emergency services to save the frail old woman.

She was found by shocked residents in Puebla, México, who saw the granny roaming around the local neighbourhood.

Authorities from the DIF Municipal System were called to help the pensioner find food and shelter.

It was while in the custody of the officials that she admitted it was her own family that had abandoned her.

Tragicamente, this is far from the only example of this happening.

Conhecido como “granny dumping”, families around the world leave their elderly relatives stranded every year.

UMA British man was imprisoned in 2018 after an American dementia patient was flown to the UK and abandoned in a car park.

The case baffled police and sparked a global appeal when Roger Curry, 76, was found outside a bus station in Hereford with no ID and was unable to remember his name.

That case saw 53-year-old Simon Hayes become the first person in the UK jailed forgranny dumping”, but the act is not uncommon around the world.

No Japão, the practice is known asubasute”, and is so common that some charities have even established a “senior citizen postbox”.

The service allows poor families to abandon elderly relatives with the charities where they are instead allocated to an old people’s home.

Chocantemente, por aí 100,000 elderly relatives are dumped by family members each year in the nós.

The sickening phenomenon is usually down to families being unable or unwilling to care for their aging relatives in their old age.