Shocking! Two brothers, sister found locked up in Rajkot room for a decade after mother’s death
Members of an NGO who broke open the door found the room had no access to sunlight, and it was reeking of human faeces with stale food and newspapers scattered around
In a shocking incident, an NGO broke open the door of a house in Rajkot in Gujarat on Sunday evening where three siblings in the age group of 30 to 42 years had been locked up for nearly a decade.
Members of ‘Saathi Seva Group’, which works for the homeless, found that the room had no access to sunlight, and it was reeking of human faeces with stale food and newspapers scattered around, as per Jalpa Patel who works for the NGO.
"The siblings, including brothers Amrish and Bhavesh and their sister Meghna, had locked themselves up in the room for nearly a decade, according to their father," she said.
"The siblings were in a dishevelled condition, with their hair and beards grown in long locks like those of mendicants. They were too feeble to properly stand up," she added. According to him, the father of the trio said his children have been in such condition since the death of their mother nearly 10 years ago, she said.
"They may be like what their father says (that they are mentally ill), but they need treatment urgently," she said. Patel said they are planning to shift the trio to a place where they can get better food and treatment.
With PTI inputs
Published: 28 Dec 2020, 8:14 PM