Violent/abusive brother living with parents disrupts household peace, parents unable to complain
I live and work in the UK, and my family (father, mother and younger brother) live back home in India (Lucknow). Both my parents are senior citizens and brother is 30. About a decade ago, due to mental health issues, my parents brought him back home from Delhi (where he was studying). While he's now cured and has continued his education in Lucknow, he is neither working, nor is making any serious efforts to find profession. I am the only bread-winner in our household, so I pay for his sustenance too. Nevertheless, my good parents, have continued to support him financially and let him live with them. Over the past 3-5 years, there have been repeated instances of my brother verbally and physically abusing my parents, both and at home and in public places. He gets violent and threatens them physical harm. This abuse is now affecting my parents' peaceful life, and my thankless brother often directs this abuse to me too (on phone). Often, he doesn't let my parents speak to me on the phone too, which makes it difficult for me to stay in touch with them.
My brother has also been involved in fraud online (through social media) and every time he creates a mess, it falls upon us to steer him out of it. I have asked my parents to lodge a police complaint against his abuses and general behavior, but I'm repeatedly told this won't solve the problem. But it does seem my brother needs to move out and live elsewhere, so my parents can live in peace. My question is:
1. Do I have any options for serving him a legal / authoritative warning against misbehavior/physical abuse? My parents aren't ready to initiate this, but this is clearly affecting all of us now. They fear it my brother may become more violent.
2. Given my brother's fraudulent/gullible activities online (involving financial aspects), there is a considerable risk to my parents' safety as long as he lives with them but continues to engage with such elements.
3. In long term, how can I reduce any liability of my brother's actions on me?
I am happy to pay for legal advice, but will appreciate any guidance on how to proceed with tackling this issue. Thanks.
Asked 3 months ago in Family Law