Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Woman 'locked away for 25 years'

Probably one of the saddest things i've heard in a while:

Woman 'locked away for 25 years'
By Sandeep Sahu
BBC News, Bhubaneswar

Annapurna Sahu is recovering in hospital. A 43-year-old Indian woman has been rescued after officials said she had been locked up by her family in a single room for more than 25 years.


Dr. Wagner said...

Jesus man, did you see that a family in Ohio locked 8 of their kids in cages?! What is wrong with people?!

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Dr. Geekos said...

That is the sad site of such countries like India.

Becoming the world source for IT-Talent ( at least that is what I heard) and on the other hand about 50% of Indians can't read or write, no social system etc..

Sometimes they burn the widows if their husband died , because usually the wife leaves their family if she gets married and moves to the husbands family.

With burning them I do not mean to execute them but manipulating the stove.

pinky said...

people do strange things. i watched a discovery channel special on feral children and how they become that way. really sad.

i can see dr. geekos point, they are just at a developmental phase the the u.s. passed a long time ago. yes, it seems vile to us, but to the system they have in place, it may be more normal than we realize.

Dr. Wagner said...

um, what? normal? what the hell system could make locking a chick in an outhouse for 25 years normal? And as far as that burning shit...I don't even want to go there.