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Mum locked up home for 17 years – loud music drowned out her screams

The woman and her two now-grown children were released Thursday after 17 years confined to their home in Rio de Janeiro. The media company said the woman’s husband, who lasted 23 years, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and assault Globe.

The man often played high Music in the house which earned him the nickname “DJ” among the neighbors. But the music wasn’t for fun. Globo wrote that this was a way to drown out the prisoners’ cries for help.

Pictures from police investigations show that the house was dirty and in poor condition. The two children, who are now 19 and 22, were bound and malnourished when they were released.

– I cried when I saw them go out. The neighbor said she looked like she was 8 years old Globe.

According to the testimony of the mother to the police, days can pass between meals and they are often physically and psychologically abused.

Mother and children have They were taken to hospital and treated for malnutrition and dehydration. The newspaper said they should remain in hospital.

The police opened an internal investigation to find out why the family had not been released earlier. Writing a first piece of advice that should have reached the police already in 2020 oh dia.

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