Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A heavily armed Argie Bargie ‘Rambo’ is under arrest for locking his 83-year-old mother-in-law in a cage and keeping her alive by feeding her once a day so he could cash in on her pension and savings.
The elderly victim was discovered in the city of Manuel B. Gonnet in the partido of La Plata in the eastern Argentine province of Buenos Aires, and her son-in-law was reportedly arrested at the same time.
Local media said the police found an arsenal of lethal weapons that the unnamed son-in-law, aged 48, is believed to have used to threaten the victim and stop her from trying to escape.
The 48-year-old man is a martial arts expert who made the improvised jail to keep his mother-in-law locked up in, according to reports.
Local media also said that he regularly beat and threatened the OAP because he wanted access to her savings and pension.
The police were alerted to the incident by a neighbour and the victim was found locked up in poor conditions in the subsequent raid.
The 83-year-old woman was treated by paramedics who said she was in a bad state of health due to her alleged captivity.
The police also said that she was only fed once a day by the man.
During the suspect’s arrest, he reportedly tried to kick and punch police officers.
He was sent before prosecutor Cecilia Corfield where he was charged with kidnapping and causing injury, according to local media.
The victim’s husband reportedly died of cancer many years ago, although it is believed he was subjected to the same conditions while alive.
Local media said the suspect’s wife suffers from a mental health issue and she has not been charged with being involved in the allegations.
The investigation is ongoing.
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