UP: Father chains 53-year-old daughter in room for 36 years, woman rescued & shifted to mental health facility in Agra

Reportedly the woman is suffering from a mental health issue and is admitted to a mental heath care center in Agra.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, October 09, 2022, 04:48 PM IST
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A woman was locked up in a room and chained by her father for her alleged mental illness. She was freed by the police on notification by an NGO. The woman has now turned 53 years old and is a resident of Mohammadabad village of Firozabad's Tundla area.

All these years, the woman's family provided her meals from beneath the door. Former mayor of Agra and BJP MLA from Hathras, Anjula Mahaur finally freed her this week. Mahaur was informed about the case by members of local NGO Sewa Bharti.

After her father passed away recently, some women from the NGO visited her house and they found the woman in a very bad shape. She was surrounded by filth. They help clean her up and gave her new clothes to wear, as per reports by a media outlet.

MLA Mahaur spoke to the woman's family and convinced them to move her to a mental health facility in Agra. The doctors have started examining her and they feel that she should be fine in a few weeks.

Mahaur said that the woman had been imprisoned in the room when she was only 17 years old which means that she was a minor at that time and has spent the best part of her life chained and locked up in that room.

Her family refused to comment on the matter. However, some of her neighbours said that they knew about the woman's condition and had repeatedly told the family to consult a doctor, but her family advised them to stay away from their family matter.

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