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A year on, Sonali is looking for a job

india Updated: Jun 17, 2012 00:41 IST
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After more than a year, Sonali, one of the two Bahl sisters who was rescued after seven months of self-imposed confinement from a house in Noida sector 29, has started looking for a new job.

According to the doctor treating her, she is responding well to the treatment and has started doing her household work.

“Sonali is responding very well and is completely fine now. She is very positive and is staying at the same house alone. She was dangerously low on weight at 30kg on her arrival at the hospital on April 12 and is now in much better health,” said said Dr GR Golechha, psychiatrist, who is treating her, adding, “She does all the household job herself. She even goes out for shopping. Sonali has started reading books and is all set to take up a job.”

The doctor said that although Sonali has not visited him for last two months, she is full of positive energy now.

“After the incident, she started staying with her brother but now she is fine and is staying at her sector 29 flat. Her brother keeps visiting her,” added Golechha.

Anuradha and Sonali were found in an acute state of starvation because of self-deprivation. The sisters had locked themselves up in their apartment for seven months and were rescued by the police and an NGO in April.

“We kept her under medication and undertook psycho therapy classes. We maneuvered such an environment that she could feel positive. Lot of positive case studies were discussed with her, which resulted in a speedy recovery.

In Sonali’s case, she was not the primary source of disorder so, it was easier for her to recover. We made sure not to make her go back and recall the past,” said Golechha.

The two sisters were admitted to Kailash Hospital. However, Anuradha died two days after she was admitted to the hospital.