Her only choice now is to continue living at her new home in the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board tenements in Perumbakkam, which is in a state of disrepair.
“Luckily, the cement block fell a few inches away from her,” said Devi, who, with her mother, lives in K Block.
The elevators in the building too, residents say, need repair.
It has been a year since families moved to the tenements and while they claim to have repeatedly complained to the officials from Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board, no action has been taken.
Officials from the Board, on the other hand, say that they have been repairing the houses.