The Hush Post| 11:30 am|1-min-read
In Amritsar, a mother was forced to chain her 20-year-old daughter to bed to stop her from taking drugs. After the incident came into light, Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla visited the family and assured them of medical help. Aujla said, “It’s an unfortunate incident. I’ve directed doctors to treat the affected girl at her home”.
In an interview with the mother, she said, “I admitted my daughter to a Government-run de-addiction centre 3 times, but they used to release her in 4-5 days. How can a drug addict be cured in 4-5 days? I even implored doctors to admit my daughter till she was cured, but to no avail.”
Further she added, “I found her with much difficulty and had no option but to tie her with a chain so that she may not flee again. I sleep near her so that none of her friends supplies her with drugs,” she said.
The woman told that her daughter worked at a salon in Chandigarh where she got addicted to drugs. She came back after she ran out of money to buy drugs and perhaps after one of her friends died of a drug overdose.
She said, recently some policemen came to her house to urge her to send the girl for treatment but she refused to send her daughter with them. “There should be separate drug de-addiction centres for girls and boys. Drugs are still being sold openly, young boys and girls are injecting themselves with heroin. When the government sends them to de-addiction centres, those in charge complete the formality and send them back.” She added.