Sunday, 24 September, 2017

Did govt officials hide plight of the confined woman?

The police have now begun to explore whether government and bank officials were aware of the wrongful confinement of Sunita Verlekar Shirodkar since 2009, a year after she is believed to have been confined by her family.

17th July 2017, 10:06 Hrs
the goan I networkrPANAJIrrReliable sources disclosed that after she was entrusted to the care of Provedoria shelter home at Altinho, Sunita began to reveal her story in bits to the Director of Provedoria Vinayak Volvoikar and residents of the shelter home.rVolvoikar, who is a trained psychologist himself, took a keen interest and patiently listened to Sunita’s story of woe. It was Volvoikar, who first found out that Sunita’s brothers and their wives, had been receiving government monthly financial benefit of around Rs 1,500 to 2,000 in her name rr Sunita told Director of Provedoria Vinayak Volvoikar that government officials visited her often for her thumbprint as she was registered for disability welfare benefitsr She said she went to the lone tiny window and rextended her hand out for the fingerprint to be registeredrrSHE’S DOING FINE NOWrr Sunita Verlekar, after being entrusted to Provedoria, has been making splendid progress at the shelter homer She sleeps very peacefully and for long period, which is a very promising sign, says the director of Provedoriar Sunita Verlekar smiles a lot. I have requested a few residents of the home to pay a special attention to her, according to the director of the Provedoria

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