The police removed the women from their apartment in Austin Town after the neighbours alleged that the younger daughter was chained inside the flat.

Severely depressed and living in squalor police rescue three women from Bengaluru flatImage for representation only
news Rescue Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 08:54

The Viveknagar police in Bengaluru rescued three women - a mother and her two daughters - from their unkept flat in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

The police removed the women from their apartment in Austin Town after the neighbours alleged that the younger daughter was chained inside the flat.

According to reports, the three women lived in a dilapidated apartment without electricity connection, water supply and sanitation facilities. The police, who reportedly found that the women had slipped into depression following the death of the father and elder sister, shifted them to NIMHANS. 

The neighbours had called on the police, alleging that the mother and the sister had chained up the younger one, who was mentally challenged. They also alleged that the women used to pick a fight with the other people living in the apartment and scare off children. 

"The women did not allow children to play in the apartment premises and often tried to scare them off. We were not able to sleep as they used to create a ruckus and fight with neighbours who questioned them,“ Prakash Kumar, a resident of the same complex told The Times of India

Although the allegation of chaining the younger daughter could not be verified, the police said that all the three women were suffering from severe depression, reports Arun Dev for The Quint

The women had taken to begging for a living and would reportedly chain the younger daughter whenever they went out in search of food. 

 

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