ROLPA, Sept 1: A twelve-year-old boy in Rolpa is in metal chains, and locked up inside a wooden box. He can barely move around. This has been going on for the last four years, since 2016. His family cites poverty and inability to treat him as reasons behind this inhuman condition. The boy, Tilak Khatri, has mental health issues.

CALIFORNIA, Jan 16: A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.

JHAPPA, March 14:  Unlike other adolescent boys in his locality, lifestyle of Leela Prasad Chamlagain does not reflect exuberance of life. Neither is he active nor agile. Worst of all, tied in chains for 17 years, he has been not only bearing the brunt of mental retardation but also the stigma attached with mental health disorders.