Gurugram woman locks self, son for three years in house to escape Covid-19
A 33-year-old woman, who had locked herself and her minor son for three years in their rented house in the Chakkarpur area to avoid Covid-19, was rescued on Tuesday.
Munmun Majhi and her 10-year-old son were reportedly rescued after a team of police, representatives from the health department, and workers from the child welfare department forced open the home's front door. The mother and son were taken urgently to this local civil hospital.
"The woman has some psychological issues. Both of them are referred to PGI, Rohtak where they are admitted to psychiatric ward for treatment," Dr Virender Yadav, a Civil Surgeon, said.
The incident was unearthed on February 17 when assistant sub-inspector Praveen Kumar, who was stationed at the Chakkarpur police post, was approached by Munmun's husband Sujan Majhi, an engineer employed by a private company.
The woman even kept her husband out of the house during the three years of confinement with her son.
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When restrictions loosened following the first lockdown in 2020, the woman was reportedly confined for three years with her son and did not permit even her husband into the house after he left to go to work.
Sujan initially stayed with friends and family before moving on to another rental home in the same neighbourhood after failing to convince his wife.
Sujan claimed that the only way to communicate with his wife and son was through video calls. He would buy groceries and vegetables, settle the house's monthly rent, pay the electricity bills, deposit his son's school fees, and even leave the ration bags outside the front door.
In the previous three years, the woman's son had not even seen the sun, according to Kumar, who also noted that she had avoided using cooking gas and water for storage out of fear of Covid.
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- PTC NEWS