Goa Shocker: Woman Locked In Room For 20 Years By Family Finally Rescued

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| July 12 , 2017 , 08:20 IST

A woman from Goa paid a heavy price for returning home to her family after she discovered that the Mumbai man she had married already had a wife. When she returned home heartbroken, her family could not cope with her 'abnormal behaviour' and she was locked up in a dark room for the next 20 years.

A team of police officers had raided the house in Candolim village of Goa after receiving a tipoff from the 'Bailancho Saad' civil society group that works for women's rights. The group had come to know of the woman's situation from a person who claimed to have seen the woman.

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When women police officers rescued the woman aged in her 50s, she was naked and reluctant to leave the dirty room and hadn't stepped out in a long time, a senior Goa police officer said. Locked in the dark room located in the back of her parents' house for nearly 20 years, her only contact with the outside world was a window through which her two brothers and their family would serve her food and water.

"Her family members locked her in the room after she started behaving abnormally after her return from Mumbai," a senior officer said.

The women have been sent for treatment and an investigation is underway.

"We are yet to arrest anyone in this case. The investigation is still at primary stage. The statement of family members of the woman is being recorded," the officer said.