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Bajani Lodha Sasmal who performed lead roles in drama troupes leads a caged life of an animal

Kendrapada:23/7/17  Bajani Lodha Sasmal, 25-year-old a tribal girl from seaside Baraja village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district is now in chains! who performed lead roles in drama troupes and operas is hit by psychiatric disorder. And abject poverty has forced impoverished parents to chain their mentally daughter Bajani for nearly three years, as the cost of treating the psychiatric disorder was too exorbitant on their part.

It was heartbreak for us when my daughter turned mentally unstable. I am landless person. I do not own land. I toil in the field to earn livelihood. With my limited resources, I tried my level best to treat her. But cost of treatment was too high. Due to lack of medication, her condition aggravated. We are now forced to put her in chains as she is turning violent, said Siba Lodha Sasmal, father of the mentally-ill girl.    Bajani virtually leads a caged life of an animal for almost two years





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