Family locks mentally challenged woman for 3 yrs

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New Delhi, Sep 19: For the last three years, a mentally challenged 27-year-old woman, Sahista was locked in a small room by her own family in New Delhi.

After getting information from a neighbour, a NGO with police rescued her on Sunday, Sep 19.

"We brought her out after breaking the lock. When she came out, you wouldn't believe what we saw. She had defecated and urinated in the same room," stated the NGO official.

The neighbour informed, "No one wants to intervene unnecessarily and get themselves into any trouble, but after a point we just couldn't keep mum and do anything about it."

However, The police said that they've sought a legal opinion on the matter, but off the record.

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