96 Year Old Mother ‘Locked’; Son Left For Vacation


Kolkata: A 96-year-old woman, who was allegedly locked in her room by her son before he left for a vacation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Later she was rescued by her daughter on Sunday.

Sabita Nath stayed with her son Vikash in Choubaga area of Anandapur, and she was locked since Wednesday night. Vikash had left for Andaman and Nicobar that night, police sources said. She was without food for three days and vomitted twice, they added. Sabita’s daughter Jayshree Kayal, who stays in Barrackpore, came to visit her on Sunday and found the house locked. She then heard some sounds in the bathroom. Following this, she raised an alarm and informed police.

Sabita was then rescued by her daughter and neighbours. “Vikash had locked his mother in a small room at their house and went for a tour in Andaman. The victim has five daughters. One of them came home and found the old woman locked inside. With the help of neighbours, she rescued her mother. She took her mother to Barrackpore with her,” said a police officer. Jayshree has lodged a general diary against her brother.

Sabita was in tears when reporters tried to speak to her. “I vomitted twice. My son had locked me for almost four days. He had handed over the keys to the maid who had unlocked my room once and gave me food. But, the next day she did not come. I was feeling suffocated. As far as I know, he is holidaying outside,” she said. Sources said Vikash had locked his mother when she was sleeping.