first_imgA complaint lodged by a para legal volunteer(PLV) of District Legal Service Authority(DLSA), North Goa district, a team comprising social activists and police officials on Saturday rescued a woman who was allegedly illegally confined to a room at Sakhali, Bicholim-taluk in North Goa, by her mother and brother for over 20 years.Senior official of the DLSA, North district told The Hindu on Tuesday that the confinement of the woman came to light after her cousin brought the issue to the attention of the police.The woman of around 45 years of age was found seriously malnourished and the police got her admitted to the North Goa district hospital, Mapusa, for treatment. The police said she was locked up by her mother while she was pursuing her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in her early 20s.Taking into consideration her serious condition doctors at the primary health centre where she was initially taken for medical treatment advised the police to transfer her to the North Goa district hospital, Mapusa.”No formal police complaint has been filed yet. She is recovering at North Goa District Hospital”, Mr. Sanjay Dalvi, Police Inspector in-charge of Bicholim police station told The Hindu on Tuesday eveninglast_img

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