'Public toilet' becomes home, source of livelihood for 65-year-old women in Madurai

A 65-year-old lady has been living in a public toilet for past 19 years in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. Karuppayi has been living in a public toilet in Ramnad area of Madurai. She is earning her livelihood by cleaning the toilets and charging a meager amount from public for using it. While speaking to ANI, Karuppayi said, "I applied for senior citizen pension but didn't get it. I approached many officers in Collector's office but nothing materialised." "I don't have any other source of income. So, I live here in this public toilet. I earn Rs 70-80 per day. I have one daughter who never visits me," old lady added.