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Woman locked in shed for 25 years

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QueenOfQuotes · 09/09/2005 20:35

omg and very

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myturn · 09/09/2005 20:36

That's shocking!

winnie · 09/09/2005 20:39

mans inhumanity to man is beyond belief

waterfalls · 09/09/2005 20:58

That is awful, the poor woman.

Ms Sahu said she showed no sign of mental illness, though she did appear weak and emaciated.

Well of course she did, would'nt you if you were locked up for 25 years?

Posey · 09/09/2005 21:02

I'm surprised she didn't show signs of mental illness. Must be made of strong stuff if you can be locked in a shed for 25 years and not go completely bonkers.

princesspeahead · 09/09/2005 21:17

I'm sorry but this is the funniest thread title ever.
And I am just wetting myself laughing at the thought of her sitting there patiently since 1980 and NOT going mad.

I'm sorry I just can't stop laughing....

princesspeahead · 09/09/2005 21:18

OK I've read the link now and it is a bit shocking but STILL the world's funniest thread title...

kama · 09/09/2005 21:18

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SleepyJess · 09/09/2005 21:20

That's funny PPH???!!

SleepyJess · 09/09/2005 21:22

Crikey... my sense of humour must be seriously out of whack then because I didn't think the thread title was in the least funny. It's posted in the In The News sections after all..

lockets · 09/09/2005 21:23

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ediemay · 09/09/2005 21:27

How the hell can this be funny?

princesspeahead · 09/09/2005 21:29

well I apologise but I can't see the title without laughing. it's the fact that it's a shed...
shades of monty python or something I guess

still laughing...

notmuchdosh · 09/09/2005 21:35

Did you notice that she's meant to be 43 but her hair is totally grey/white?
horrendous story

Frizbe · 09/09/2005 21:38

Oh poor woman, so they locked her up when she was 18 and because she argued back???

Passionflower · 09/09/2005 21:50

OMG [angry} and utterly awful

edgetop · 09/09/2005 22:18

no words just

saadia · 09/09/2005 22:33

What a waste of a life, how inhuman and cruel can people get.

WigWamBam · 09/09/2005 22:57

My mother works in an old people's home, and about 15 years ago, probably longer, a lady was brought in who had been kept in a shed for over 45 years, since she reached puberty. Her mother thought that men were evil, so she moved into the shed to keep her daughter locked up and away from men. The mother would leave the shed, but the daughter wasn't allowed to. They found her when the mother died, and the grocer who left their food in the garden for them realised something was amiss.

This woman had never seen a man before, never seen cars, couldn't hold a conversation and had never seen electricity - she would stand for hours just switching the lights on and off to see the "miracle" of electric lights. She had never had the opportunity to do any of the things we take forgranted - have a job, learn to drive, have children, read a newspaper, make friends, have a life. She had all of her mental abilities, but without the benefit of company and stimulus, hadn't had the opportunity to use them, so despite her age, she was little more than a child in her development.

This lady in India is obviously rather different because she has had no company at all, whereas the lady my mother knew had her mother, but the waste of a life and the complete and total disregard for someone's humanity still remains, and I'm amazed that anyone could think that it's in any way amusing.

stitch · 09/09/2005 22:58


it took 25 years for someone to realise she wasnt living a life? where were her neighbours, extended family? etc.

steffee · 09/09/2005 23:17
zippitippitoes · 09/09/2005 23:36

This is like the habitual institualisation of women with illegitimate babies in this country who were put in mental hospitals, I suspect she had a child/pregnancy and was treated accordingly...

Jimjams · 10/09/2005 08:18

according to a link on the bbc page to an indian paper her father said she started showing signs of a mental illness "after rejecting a marriage proposal in her teens".


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noddyholder · 10/09/2005 08:31

shocked that anyone can laugh at this Poor woman

brightstar1 · 10/09/2005 09:21

totally shocked and sad that anyone could laugh at something so awful.poor woman. do you think we are slowly becoming unshockable and insensative.

littleun · 10/09/2005 10:34

that is just so dreadful im almost in tears esp after reading your story wwb.
so sad

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