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Leela, who spent 17 years in chain, returns home after medical care


Jhapa, March 28, 2017: Leela Chamlagain of Rajgadh of Barhadashi Rural Municipality-3, Jhapa who was rescued and taken to a hospital after 17 years in chains has returned home Monday following a two-week long medical treatment.

Leela was chained by his family as a toddler after he started showing abnormal behavior. His rescue was possible after the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) published the news about his wretched living condition on March 13.

Following the news coverage, a team comprising the Birtamod-based B&C Hospital’s Durga Prasain, psychiatrist Dr Sandip Verma and Assistant Chief District Officer Bhim Prasad Tiwari reached his home and rescued him. The hospital announced free treatment to him.

The hospital bore all the treatment cost, according to Hospital’s Public Relations Officer Pramish Giri.

A medical team also comprising Dr Verma treated him for around two weeks. The hospital discharged him amidst a program in the hospital Monday. He has been diagnosed of deficiency of mental development and of epilepsy. Doctors recommended him regular medication for a certain time.

On the occasion, Leela’s mother Januka thanked the RSS, hospital, the local administration and all those who supported in his rescue and treatment.

Source: RSS