Separated at home with their two children for 17 years, her husband said to her: “You will only come out dead”

Separated at home with their two children for 17 years, her husband said to her: “You will only come out dead”

He lived for 17 years with his two children in a house that the woman liberated from the police last Thursday. The arrested man had built a bunker in which he forced his family to suffer from hunger and physical and mental abuse.

Luiz Antonio Santos Silva on the left, the bunker on the right

Luiz Antonio Santos Silva on the left, the bunker on the right

Married for 23 years, she has lived with her two children at home for the past 17 years, segregated in a bunker. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was only released by police last Thursday when she broke into her home in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Her husband, Luiz Antonio Santos Silva, arrested by the police, took her freedom by making her suffer hunger and thirst and forcing her to physical and psychological violence, while his wife and two boys were rescued and taken to the hospital state severe malnutrition in which they were found.

Separately in the house, the bunker

Separately in the house, the bunker

Police released the photos, which were taken in the bunker where the three lived, a small dirty and dimly lit room with two beds and a kitchenette that they each used to sleep in and to prepare the few meals they could eat. used. Among the few things the woman was able to report to the police are some details of the long years of captivity her husband forced her to endure: physical and psychological abuse, and rationing of food and water so much that on several occasions they fasted for three Risking days of starvation more than once.

Segregated at home, found one of the children with her feet tied

Segregated at home, found one of the children with her feet tied

The children, who are believed to be between the ages of 19 and 22, appeared to police as children and their condition was critical enough to require immediate hospitalization. The house is located in the Guaratiba district, Rio de Janeiro, and it seems that it was an anonymous person who raised the alarm by denouncing the situation in which the three were forced to live: “When we assessed the condition of the two boys saw we thought they wouldn’t have survived another week,” the police chief said. The Civil Police Interior Office has launched an investigation into why the family was not rescued sooner after it emerged that a reference to the family’s situation was first made in 2020.

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