In yet another dreadful incident that spotlighted the violence against women, a 35-year-old woman in Haryana has been rescued after being locked up inside a toilet for over a year. The woman was reportedly confined and locked up inside the toilet by her husband in Rishpur village of Panipat district of the state.
She was locked up inside the toilet for over a year and forced up to live without access to food and water for many days. After receiving the information that the woman was locked up, Rajini Gupta from the Women Protection and Child Marriage Prohibition had gone to the residence with her team and rescued her from the confinement on Wednesday, and the woman was rushed to the hospital for further treatments.
Speaking to ANI, Rajini Gupta said, "I have received information that a woman was locked up in the toilet for over a year. I came here with my team and when we reached there, we found that it was true. It seems that woman hasn't eaten anything for many days".
The rescue drive had shockingly revealed that the woman's husband had locked her up in the toilet and he claimed that she was mentally unstable. However, following the rescue, Rajini Gupta stated, "It is being said that she is mentally unstable, but it's not true. We have talked to her and it was apparent that she is not mentally unstable".
Rajini Gupta added, "She was locked up in the toilet. We rescued her and washed her hair. We have filed a police complaint and police will take action accordingly". According to reports, the police department had filed a complaint against woman's husband Naresh Kumar under sections 498A and 342 of the Indian Penal Code.
The affected woman is the mother of three children and after the rescue, she was taken to a civil hospital for higher treatments and she is currently under the care of her cousin. One of the police officers involved in the probe had said that Rajini Gupta went to the village and rescued the woman who was locked up by her husband and added that the police department would take the advice of the doctor and proceed further.