The shocking image shows an elderly woman abandoned in a roadside box by a “granny dumping” family

A GRANDMOTHER was heartlessly abandoned by her family on the side of the road in a sickening trend known as ‘granny dumping’.

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

The grandma was tragically abandoned in a box on the side of the road in Puebla, Mexico

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The grandma was tragically abandoned in a box on the side of the road in Puebla, MexicoPhoto credit: Twitter

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“Granny dumping” is tragically being carried out around the worldPhoto credit: Getty

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

She was found by shocked residents in Puebla, Mexico, who saw the grandma roaming the neighborhood.

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

While in the custody of officers, she admitted that her own family had abandoned her.

Tragically, this is far from the only example of this.

Known as “granny dumping,” families around the world abandon their elderly relatives every year.

A Brit was jailed in 2018 after an American dementia patient was flown to the UK and abandoned in a car park.

The case confused police and sparked a worldwide appeal when Roger Curry, 76, was found outside a Hereford bus stop without ID and unable to remember his name.

In this case, 53-year-old Simon Hayes became the first person in Britain to be jailed for “granny dumping”, but the act is not uncommon around the world.

In Japan, the practice is known as “ubasute,” and is so common that some charities have even set up a “Senior Citizens’ Mailbox.”

The service allows poor families to donate elderly relatives to the charities, where they are assigned to a retirement home instead.

Shockingly, about 100,000 elderly relatives are abandoned by family members each year in the United States.

The disease-causing phenomenon usually stems from families being unable or unwilling to care for their aging loved ones in old age.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/us-news/5946319/elderly-woman-abandoned-granny-dumping-family/ The shocking image shows an elderly woman abandoned in a roadside box by a “granny dumping” family

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