Salem, Tamil Nadu: A doctor's son locked up his mother and grandmother in his bungalow for 10 days after a heated argument before they were rescued by police at a village in the district.
Police said the 33-year-old man used to frequently quarrel with the women over various issues. On January 1, he entered into another argument and left the house with his father, running a clinic at Kalarampatty village, after locking them in.
His mother and grandmother survived on food in the house during this period. The women waited in vain for the men to return and then began shouting for help. Their maidservant heard their cries and alerted the locals, who in turn informed the police.
Police broke open the house on Thursday night and released them.
They said the clinic was found closed and that a search has been launched to trace the father and son.
Story first published:
January 11, 2013 17:21 IST