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Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment

  Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment   Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 19 October 2021   Overexploitation of natural resources and haphazard development by humans has led to climate change, resulting in long-lasting consequences on the environment. This is increasing health hazards and natural disasters, and more, day by day. The torrential flooding being witnessed recently in the state of Kerala in India is a prime example of this, say many experts.   This is not the first time that Kerala, a state of 34 million people, has been devastated by floods. It saw the worst floods in a century in 2018 when severe rains caused flash floods and landslides, killing nearly 500 people and leaving a million homeless. The following year, more than 125 people were killed in flash floods and landslides across the state. More than 50 were killed in August last year after landslides struck the hilly Munnar region.   The latest spell of torrential

Man locks up wife in toilet for over a year, welfare officials rescue her

 Man locks up wife in toilet for over a year, welfare officials rescue her


Sumesh Rajan

Mumbai: 15 October 2020


In a case of extreme cruelty, a man in Rishpur village of Panipat district in Haryana state of India locked up his wife in a toilet for over one and a half years, barely feeding her.

Ramrati after rescue with officials

The couple have been married for the last 17 years and have three children -- a 16-year-old son and two daughters aged 15 and 11.


The atrocity came to light when a neighbour called up the District Women protection and Child Marriage Prohibition Officer Rajani Gupta, and informed about the plight of the woman on October 13.


“The 39-year-old victim Ramrati was confined to the 3 feet by 3 feet toilet by her husband Naresh Rakma Kumar for about 18 months. I received an anonymous tip off about the fate of Ramrati on October 13, and after informing about it to the local police, rushed to the said spot along with my team of four personnel,” informed District Women protection and Child Marriage Prohibition Officer Rajani Gupta.


“On reaching the house, which to my favour was unlocked, I found the victim kept locked up in a tiny toilet in the premises. From her condition, it was apparent that she was not given food properly,” added Gupta.


At the time of her rescue, Ramrati was a pale of her former self. She could not stand on her own and had to be lifted up. “These are signs of long-term confinement in a cramped space which is a reduced functional capacity of multiple body systems especially the musculoskeletal system,” said orthopaedic surgeon Dr Biswajit Naidu.


Rajani Gupta further stated, “It seems that the victim had not eaten for days. After we rescued her, we gave her a bath, changed her clothes and gave her food to eat which she hungrily gulped down.”


“In his defence, her husband Naresh claimed that his wife was mentally unstable and about three years ago he had taken her to the doctors. But when asked about the documents to prove his claim, he had nothing to show which led us to not believe him. Moreover, when we spoke and questioned the victim, she gave us clear answers which went against the claims of her husband,” said Gupta.


The victim was taken to the nearby civil hospital for a check-up and was later handed over to her paternal cousin.


As her relatives were reluctant to come forward and file a criminal case against Naresh, Rajani Gupta lodged a complaint with police asking them to take strict action against him and his three children.


In-charge of Sanoli police station Surender Dahiya said a case has been registered against the accused Naresh Kumar under Sections 498A and 342 of the Indian Penal Code, and further investigations are on. 

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