In a shocking news report, a woman, in her fifties, was rescued who had been allegedly kept captive by her brother for two years.
She was found lying in her own feaces in Delhi’s Rohini.
The Delhi Commission for Women said it rescued her from her brother’s house. She was allegedly kept in horrific conditions and given only one piece of bread every four days.
Sources said that the woman was found on an open terrace at her brother’s house.
The DCW issued a statement where in it was said that she had been starving for several days and that she was reduced to bones.
“50 year old woman tortured, starved and held captive by own brother for 2 years. When we rescued her from terrace, she was lying in her excreta. She is unable to talk, walk and even recognise people,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal said on Twitter, adding that an FIR has been filed against the accused but he is yet to be arrested.
The DCW was alerted to the situation when another brother of the woman called the DCW helpline number and informed them about the woman being held captive in the house.
The DCW responded by immediately sending a team to the spot.
The woman reportedly told the DCW that she was only given a piece of bread once in four days for the past two years. Nobody was allowed to visit her for that time, she reportedly said.>