On Sunday, the Madhya Pradesh Police rescued as many as 40 mentally ill people who were kept locked up awful circumstances. They were often beaten and chained up said the police after the force rescued the victims from Ratlam district of the state.
The victims were allegedly brought to the Hussain Tekri shrine by their relatives.The shrine is situated on the outskirts of Jaora city. The owner of the place was scamming money of the patient’s family in the name of treatment while chaining a dozen of mentally ill patients inside the lodge.
The case came into the picture when Kaluram Chouhan (55) who had been kept bound in chains at Vasi lodge, managed to escape and sought help from his relatives. A complaint was lodged against this at the Jaora’s industrial area police station narrating the horrors he had been facing. He said even though he was sane he was kept in chains, beaten and made to do the rounds of the dargah lighting lobhan (a kind of incense), along with others.
As her Chouhan, he was not only beaten up but was also not feed properly.
As per Hindustan Times reports, Ratlam city superintendent of police Deepak Shukla, who led the operation, said that under no circumstances anyone be chained, irrespective of whether he or she is mentally ill or sane.