Aram Ghar woman on her way back home
By Express News Service | Published: 19th June 2017 02:05 AM |
HYDERABAD: Days after being reunited with her brother, Meena (name changed), who was found chained at Aram Ghar old age home in Hyderabad 20 days ago, is off to rejoin her family in Bihar.
She is being accompanied by T Subhashini, panel advocate from Rangareddy district legal services authority (DLSA), R Sathyavati, from Mailardevpally police station and a home guard. She is expected to reach her village Monday night.
Subhashini said Rangareddy DLSA had received orders from the Telangana State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) directing that Meena be handed over to the Bihar SLSA. “Based on Meena’s wishes, the TSLSA has given these orders. The BSLSA has responded promptly in finding Meena’s brother and also tracing her home,” said Subhashini. Once she is entrusted to the BSLSA, the authority will take on the responsibility of skill training, and monitoring her progress, she added.
TSLSA will monitor her progress for three months. V Padmavathi, state head of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust to which Meena had been shifted, had wanted to take her to Institute of Mental Health for review but was unable to do so. “She is being taken to Bihar by a court order. We cannot intervene. We are happy her wishes are being respected,” she said.
Meena had been in Aram Ghar for three years. Police filed a case of wrongful confinement against the home but investigation had yet to start. The Women and Child Welfare Department was to look into the home as well, as there are other disabled inmates there.