Delhi Police on Wednesday rescued a woman and her daughter in southwest Delhi's Mahavir Enclave. Both woman had been locked up in their house for the last four years.
They were living in extremely unhygienic conditions and when discovered were found malnourished. Another person living in the house was woman's father in law, report in HT said.
Another resident of Mahavir Enclave-II reported about the same to local police and media channel. He claimed that the two women - Kalavati (42) and her daughter Deepa (20) - were forcefully locked up in a first-floor room at a house nearby.
However, the women refused the resident's claim and told the police that they were living inside out of choice. The police have now referred the two women to IHBAS (Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences).
“Clearly their mental condition is unstable. They are undernourished and both weigh not more than 25 kg. We have referred them to IBHAS and will oversee the treatment,” an official said.
Woman's father-in-law Mahaveer Mishra told a different story as he claimed that both woman and her daughter locked themselves up in the room since his sons’ death in a road accident in 2013.