ANI Photo | Gurugram woman locked herself, son in apartment fearing COVID-19; rescued after three years

In a shocking case of fear of the COVID-19 pandemic, a woman in Gurugram (Gurgaon), locked herself and her son in an apartment for three years due to the fear of the virus, both of whom have been rescued, informed the police on February 23.

Talking to the media, Child Welfare Committee Member, Gurugram, Usha Solanki said: “A resident of Chakkarpur, Gurugram informed the police that his wife and child are locked in a flat for the last 3 years. His wife neither lets him enter the apartment nor sends their son outside.”

She said that the woman had asked her husband to get another flat for work.

“The police were instructed to file a complaint and teams were sent to the flat. The woman locked herself and her son due to the fear of covid. She asked the husband to get another flat as he went outside for work. He used to send her the money and got them groceries,” she further said.

Usha Solanki also said that the women’s mental condition would also be examined
“Both the woman and her son have been rescued and taken to the hospital. Her son is now 11 years old. The woman’s mental condition will also be examined,” she added.

Further investigation is underway in the case.

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