A woman, who was locked in dark room for 20 years, was rescued by the police in Goa.
The woman, now in her 50s, was confined in the room for alleged "unnatural behaviour" and it was an NGO which informed the police about her following which she was rescued.
When the cops entered the dark room, they found her naked. The woman, reported to be in her fifties, was reluctant to move out of the dirty room. The only medium to contact the outside world for her was a window, through which she was served food and water by her family.
The shocking incident took place in Candolim village, not far from the beach resorts that draw thousands of tourists from within the country and abroad. The police has sent the woman for treatment.
The team had raided the house on information provided by 'Bailancho Saad', a civil society group that works for women's rights. The non-profit had received a tip off over email from a person who claimed to have seen the woman.
She was kept in a room with no electricity while the rest of the house was occupied by her brother's family.
According to cops, the family confined her in a room after she returned home finding that her husband already had a wife.
She was briefly married to a man from Mumbai, but returned home soon after finding that he was already married. "Her family members locked her in the room after she started behaving abnormally after her return from Mumbai,” the official said.
According the woman's brother, she was mentally unstable and therefore was confined to a room.
"She would insist on not wearing any clothes. She was under treatment for sometime, but it was discontinued. We used to provide her with food and look after her," the woman's brother said.