The woman, Alo Roy (67), was preparing to give medicines to her bed-ridden husband on Tuesday morning that were kept on a windowsill in her bedroom. The medicine slipped from her hand and fell in the gap between the bed and a wall. She put her hand in the gap to pick up it up, but her hand got stuck in the gap. When Roy failed to free herself, she panicked. Realizing that she was stuck, Roy started shouting to attract her neighbours’ attention.
“We rushed to her apartment when we heard her cries, but couldn’t get in as the main door was shut. We had no idea what was happening inside. We decided to inform the police and the fire department,” said neighbour Shukla Chakraborty.
Roy has a daughter who is married and does not stay in Kolkata. He husband Rabindra Mohan (72) cannot move about due to ailments.
Soon, firemen broke the main door open and entered the apartment. “We found her lying on the edge of the bed by the wall and crying in pain. Her hand was stuck in the gap. Our men moved the bed and created more space in the gap to free her,” said a senior fire department official.
Roy did not sustain any major injury. “However, she suffered bruises and was scared. We also administered some first aid,” he said.