Fraternal polyandry:Woman locked in shed for 15 years by Husband
Feb 20, 2010
TUMKUR: Ammajamma, 45, spent 15 years in a cattle shed, where she was incarcerated by her husband, Honnappa, in Honenahalli village of Tumkur district. On Friday, locals tipped off the police about the woman's plight. She was rescued and handed over to the women and child welfare department.
It was a strange twist to Ammajamma's happy married life — everything was going well, but the couple did not have children. After seven years, Honnappa began to get restless and angry.
One day, he locked his wife in a cattle shed. So began Ammajamma's tale of woe and neglect. Honnappa gave her one meal a day. She was not allowed outside even for ablution. The shed has no light.
Honnappa told The Times of India that his wife suffered from a mental disorder for the past 16-17 years. But villagers tell a different story. Ravi said Honnappa had an illegitimate relationship with his brother's wife. Ammajamma had opposed this relationship, and the couple had quarrelled over it many times. She is not mentally disturbed.