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Mentally challenged woman, held captive for 35 years, rescued by Hathras MLA - Details inside

The MLA said that she had come to know about the woman through one Nirmala Singh of Matra Seva Bharti organisation about a month ago.

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Firozabad: A 53-year-old mentally challenged woman confined in her house for the past 35 years was rescued on the initiative of Hathras MLA, officials said here on Sunday.

Sapna, a resident of village Mohammadabad in Tundla area, had been held captive in a room by her father since she was 18, MLA Hathras Anjula Mahaur said.

She was tied up and given food in the room by her family members, Mahaur said.

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The MLA said that she had come to know about the woman through one Nirmala Singh of Matra Seva Bharti organisation about a month ago.

"I talked to the brothers of the woman on Friday and convinced them and got her admitted in a mental hospital in Agra," the MLA said, adding she is undergoing treatment there.