Mentally ill man chained for four years

- KRISHNA PRASAD GAUTAM, RUKUM

Apr 25, 2014-

A mentally ill man of Aathbisdadagaun VDC-9 in the district has been chained for the past four years for want of treatment. Darivan Pun, 24, is tied to a tree in a nearby forest for the whole day and taken home at night, local resident Nar Bahadur BK said. He said that Darivan’s health is deteriorating day by day for want of treatment.

Darivan’s father Jagabir said they took Darivan to the District Hospital four years ago, but to no avail. He said doctors asked them to take him elsewhere. Jagabir, who works as a daily wage worker, said they could not afford to take Darivan to another hospital for further treatment.

“Villagers urged Darivan’s family to take him to hospital when he fell ill, but his parents did not heed their words,” BK said, adding that his family could not afford his treatment. Jagabir said they are forced to tie his son as he runs amok if he is released.

Published: 26-04-2014 09:13

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