Two women locked in their housed for four years were rescued by the Delhi Police on March 22. The rescued women have been identified as Kalavati (42) and Deepa (20), who reside in Delhi’s Mahavir Enclave area.
Their father-in-law Mahaveer Mishra, who was living in the house, told the police that he gave them food once a day whenever they asked for it. His wife passed away in 2000 and his two sons were killed in a road accident four years ago, since then Kalavati and Deepa had locked themselves up in the room.
According to reports, when police reached the spot, they found that the door of their room was open. The women were malnourished and were staying in an unhygienic condition.
When the police tried to rescue them, the women refused. They were not willing to go the hospital for treatment. The police says that the women are apparently suffering from a mental disorder and hallucinations.
The police came to know about these women after their neighbour informed them about the entire situation. They are apparently suffering from depression.
Mishra said the women often claimed they spoke to his sons in the room and survived days without food. He used to work as a linesman with MTNL and the family was surviving on his meagre pension. Mishra claimed that a local doctor was treating them as he did not have enough savings to admit them to a hospital.