November 10, 2017:
Geetha claims that she was being tortured by her brothers and sisters-in-law, who made her do all the household chores.
On Thursday, a 22-year-old woman, whom her family membera claimed to be mentally unstable and kept in chains to prevent her from escaping, was rescued by the neighbours in Telangana’s Jagtial town on Wednesday.
According to a eye-witness, Chityala Geetha, a resident of Vani Nagar area, was found crying in front of her house with her hands tied with an iron chain in the evening.
Geetha told her neighbours that she was being tortured by her brothers and sisters-in-law, who made her do all household chores.
She further added that,“When I tried to run away from home unable to bear their torture, they tied my hands with an iron chain behind my back and locked it”.
Geetha said that she lost her father a few years ago and was since then living with her brothers.
She stated to have done her Graduation in Arts and worked as a Teacher in a the Private School for some time.
Neighbours with the help of the Local Municipal Councillor took her to Police Station, where her chains were removed. Police summoned her brothers and questioned them.
Police in its statement said that,“She appeared to be very much disturbed mentally though she was speaking normally at times. We are sending her to Hospital to get her checked. If she is found normal, we will take action against brothers as per the law. In any case, chaining a person is not proper”.
District Superintendent of Police stated that the woman should be shifted to State Home for Women and Child Welfare which is situated in Hyderabad if it is found that her family members tortured her.
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- Mental Health Act, 1987
- Mental Health Act,1993
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Source - ptinews.com