It would seem that the rural poor are not being given very good options when it comes to treating mentally ill family members. The best answer one Kashmiri woman could come up with after her husband went a bit loopy and started throwing stones at people was to tie him to a tree. He’s now been there for 27 years. They tried to build a shed for him but he smashed it up.
“My husband lost control over his senses 27 years ago and he started pelting stones on every passerby.We had no option but to tie him to a tree,” Vashnavi told Rising Kashmir.