In an incident of alleged torture reported by news agency ANI, police rescued a 25-year-old woman from Jagtial district of Telangana, who was allegedly chained and confined to a room by her brother and his wife.
The victim name is Geeta and she is mentally unstable.
According to the victim, her family used to torture her but her complaints always went unregistered.
"I cried and requested my brother and sister-in-law many times but they wouldn't care. Because of continuous chaining, my hands used to swell, still they did not unlock me. They used to torture me daily with chili powder and stuffed a cloth in my mouth. I was confined in a locked room and had to perform every activity in that room itself. They did not even allow me to use toilets. My parents died when I was young, since then I have been staying with my brother," Geeta said quoting ANI.
Police registered the case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) and the matter is under probe.
Speaking to ANI, Superintendent of Police, Jagityal Anantha Sharma, said, "I visited the spot and inquired about the incident and victim. Some neighbours said she is mentally ill. We are taking help of the Lunacy Act and will produce the victim in court for better treatment."