That was my reaction when I saw the news about how a man locked up his wife and 2 daughters in a house for 7 years in a place like Vasai. Typical Indians and the indian way of living is often accused of NOT minding their own business and always poking around in another's affairs. We pride ourselves in knowing our neighbourhood. We know our neighbours, where they hail from, we know where their parents & in-laws live, we know what is the current biggest crises in their household, we know their festivals, we know where they work, we know their friends and relatives who visit them, we know their typical daily routine, we actually know pretty much everything that we are required to know and mostly the other gory details too.
I am totally lost how did people not know or care for 3 people who were locked up in a house for 7 years. As Indians we are accused of having acute interest in the neighbour's life and mostly providing it for the gossip mills around as well. If this unwarranted attention & behaviour was of any use to anybody anytime, it was probably at times like this.
Crimes like this in the western suburbs of Bombay, its very very difficult to imagine.