CHENNAI:Police here are questioning a software professional from Telangana, who allegedly locked up his wife and daughter in his apartment without any contact with the world outside for more than three years.
The little girl, all of nine years, was stripped, physically-abused and locked in the toilet during the period, surviving on a daily ration of just two idlis. The woman and child were rescued after she managed to call her father in Warangal with the help of a neighbour.
Narrating her harrowing experience over phone from Warangal on Tuesday, Priyanka (32) said she got married to Rameswar Rao, a family friend, on April 4, 2004, in their native Warangal. According to her, things were fine until the sex of her foetus was determined in a scan to be female. Rameswar was firmly against having a girl child, but Priyanka refused to abort the pregnancy and went to her family.
About five years later, Rameswar insisted on a divorce, but the couple reconciled after undergoing marriage counseling.