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Heartbroken woman locked up for 20 years by family members in Goa

Heartbroken woman locked up for 20 years by family members in Goa”

Surprisingly, it was her own brother who had locked Verlekar in a dark, dingy room, while he occupied the rest of the house with his family.

"She was in a closed room for 15 years". The woman, locked in a dark room which has been her world for the last two decades, was rescued after an NGO alerted the police.

Superintendent of Police (Crime) Karthik Kashyap said that the woman was rescued with the help of activists from a women's rights NGO Bailancho Saad.

Following intervention of a local women's collective, a 45-year-old woman was rescued late on Tuesday from a locked room of her maternal house in Candolim village in north coastal Goa, after almost 15 years. "We found her without clothes in a room, which had no electricity. She was being served food and water through a window", a senior police official told PTI tonight. The non-profit had received a tip off over email from a person who claimed to have seen the woman.

Local media reports said that the woman came back to her parents' house some 15 years ago after her relations with the man she got married to then got soured when she found out that he already had a wife.

It is learnt that the woman was married to a boy in Mumbai but returned after she discovered that he was already married. The police has sent the woman for treatment.

Unable to come to terms with the fact that Verlekar might be suffering from an emotional trauma, they branded her behavior as "abnormal" and locked her in a room. "We used to provide her with food and look after her", the woman's brother said.

"She would insist on not wearing any clothes".

No arrests have been made yet and investigations are still on. "The statement of family members of the woman is being recorded", he said.

An offence has also booked under section Section 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.



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