This is a real story of depressed parents who neglected their kids. He’s a lecturer. A master graduate who teaches in a reputable private technical college. His wife is a housewife. They live with their five kids in a fancy house and own luxurious cars.
However, their minds don’t seem to work well. For three weeks or more, their eldest son was neglected and forbidden to enter their house. The son, only 8 years old, slept on the housing complex security post for weeks and begged for foods from anyone. He wasn’t allowed to go home because his parents said he’s naughty.
The condition inside the house was no better. Everything seemed to fall apart; dirty clothes hung on ropes or scattered everywhere, used food and drink wrappers fulfilled the floor, dirty diaper laid on a mattress placed in the middle of the living room, sofas covered with books and trashes.
When police officers, neighbors, and journalists were finally able to rush in the house, they’re astounded to see what’s inside the house. None could imagine how the parents and their kids could live in that kind of place, because the house is like what’s displayed on TV show ‘hoarders’.
Apparently, there are drugs allegedly used by the parents, in the house. The police rescued the neglected kids and placed them to a safe house and brought the parents to their station for further investigation.
Some experts said that it’s possible the parents got depressed because of drugs abuse. Then, those depressed parents neglected their kids by not giving them foods and proper place to live. Gladly the neighbors finally realize the oddity of the family and took action to save the kids.
Really, drug abuse doesn’t only destroy a single individual but also people who are connected to him/ her. If you want to read more about this story, you can go to: http://indonesianewsstand.com/news/read/139307/Police-investigate-child-neglect-in-Cibubur
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