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Daughter-in-law locks up elderly woman at home

Kolkata: Police recovered an elderly women, who was locked up inside an apartment by her daughter-in-law, on Krishna Chatterjee Lane in Bali police station limits on Tuesday.

The police said Jyotsna Das Gupta (80) lived with her daughter-in law Sujata in the four-storeyed apartment.

Her son had died two years ago. Because of ailment she could not walk without taking support. While leaving her alone at home, Sujata had made arrangments for her medical care.

The police did not arrest any one in the case as Sujata and her daughter Indrani Dasgupta tendered an apology and assured the cops that they would never lock up the elderly woman at home.

On Saturday, Sujata left for her daughter's house in Bhadreshwar and she locked up the elderly woman at home.

On Sunday, occupants of other apartment saw newspaper were piled outside the gate of the house.

They tried to reachout to the elderly woman but they failed and informed the police. Officers from Bally police station arrived on Tuesday morning and they broke open the gate. Cops called up Indrani Dasgupta, the granddaughter of the woman, who was a schoolteacher.

Indrani told the police that often went out leaving her grandmother alone and locking up the apartment from outside.

Sujata arrived almost one-and-a-half-hours after the cops informed her about the situation.

She opened the room and police found that the elderly woman was sleeping on a cot. The woman is stone deaf and cannot walk without taking support.

Both the mother and the daughter admitted their mistake and tendered unconditional apology.

The police arranged for doctors who treated the elderly woman.

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