A 50 year old mother chained up her daughter so that she doesn’t get hold of drugs. She was kept shackled at home almost the entire time.
The victim got addicted to drugs while working at a beauty parlour in Chandigarh. “Whatever she earned there, she spent it on buying drugs. She came back from Chandigarh two years ago. Since then I have been taking her to the Swami Vivekanand government de-addiction centre,” she said. A video clip on social media showed the girl, chained to the bed by her ankle, talking to Amritsar MP, Gurjeet Singh Aujla who visited their home on Tuesday, August 27.
The girl was earlier admitted at a government de-addiction centre, but was pulled out of there.The victim and her mother, who is widowed, alleged that peddlers had access to the addicts at the centre and kept them supplied with drugs. She said the treatment provided at the city’s de-addiction centre was pitiable. Moreover, there were no all-female de-addiction centres in the area.
“I resorted to the extreme measure after failing to get proper medical treatment for my daughter to stop her from taking drugs,” the mother told media persons. Blaming the police, the ruling party MP said it is “pathetic” that they have proved helpless in fighting the drug menace even though the state government gave them a free hand to tackle the “alarming situation”.
“The administration has now set up a team of doctors who will regularly visit the woman at her home to provide her the appropriate medical treatment”, officials said. Congress MP, Aujla assured her all possible help from the Punjab Government.