Woman locks herself up in a house with 10-year-old son for THREE years due to COVID-19 fear in Gurugram
The coronavirus pandemic left a lasting fear in the hearts of people around the world. However, after battling it for quite some time, the world is slowly coming to terms with it. Unfortunately, there is a tiny fraction of people who might not fall into the latter category yet. A woman from Gurugram had locked herself along with her son inside their home for three long years due to the fear of COVID-19. Recently, a team of cops, health officials and child welfare authorities broke into the house and released the duo.
Munmun Majhi, a resident of Maruti Kunj, locked herself and her 10-year-old son inside their home due to the extreme fear of the virus. The woman even restricted her husband Sujan Majhi, an engineer, from entering their home after he began commuting to work following the lifting of lockdown restrictions in 2020. Consequently, the man was forced to rent a house in the same area.
Since then, he has only been able to contact them over video calls. He pays their rent, runs their errands and leaves their necessary items in front of the main road. Additionally, after having to change an empty gas cylinder, Munmun even stopped using gas. Instead, she opted for an induction stove.
Despite multiple attempts, the husband failed to convince his wife to come out of her isolation. With no options left, he decided to get help from the authorities.
"I admit I did not take the case seriously at first since it involved a family matter. But the man was in distress. He made me talk to his wife and son over a video call. I was a little restless after talking to the child. He was upset that he hadn’t come out in the sun in three years," said Praveen Kumar, a sub-inspector with the Chakkarpur police outpost.
On arriving at the location, the cops made multiple requests to the woman to open the door. However, she did not budge. As a result, they broke in and released the two.