London, Nov 24 (ANI): A French pensioner who was locked in her own bathroom for three weeks has been freed by the police.
The 69-year-old grandmother survived on tap water, after the lock snapped behind her on November 1, reports the Sun.
She repeatedly banged on the door and cried for help, but her neighbours apparently thought workmen were carrying out some maintenance work.
The police finally rescued the woman, who has not been named, from her apartment in Essone, near Paris.
They said she had been in a terrible state when they forced their way into the windowless bathroom.
"We broke into the flat and heard noises so broke the bathroom door down. he lock had snapped off and she was trapped. There were no windows and no way out," said a spokesman.
"She was badly malnourished and in a state of shock and has been taken to hospital to recover from her ordeal," he added. (ANI)