I am generally a cheerful kind of guy but this story shocked and saddened me recently. It concerns a woman trapped in her own house by her husband and his mistress. It is the kind of thing you would expect to read about in a book, not to hear of in real life. The case of Vilasini in Mangalore is shocking to say the least.I am surprised that her daughter didn’t get wind of what was happening much earlier, even if she was not in the country. As a writer, I am sure this will add spice to a novel but it’s sad that such a callous thing can be done by any one, least of all her own husband.

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