A woman in India’s Haryana state was forced to live in subhuman conditions for the past one and a half years, after her husband locked her in the toilet.
The incident was reported in Rishpur village of Panipat district.
The woman, 35, is a mother of three children. She was rescued from a very small and stinking toilet by a team of district women and child welfare department officials.
The rescued woman was first taken to civil hospital and now she has been handed over to her cousin.
After getting information that a woman was being held captive by her husband, the district women protection officer Rajni Gupta reached the house with police officials and found the woman locked inside the toilet.
“She was so weak that she could not even walk; she ate 8 chapattis, when we gave her food,” Gupta added. She was not even given proper food and drinking water in captivity.
The woman had been married to Naresh Kumar for the last 17 years and has three children; a 15 year-old daughter and two sons aged 11 and 13.
Kumar claimed that his wife had mental health issues but the welfare department officer said that the victim was able to identify all family members and replied to all the questions asked by the team.
“Even her husband could not produce the alleged document related to her treatment of mental illness,” Gupta added.
A case had been registered against woman’s husband who is now under custody.