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09-04-2017, 07:40 AM

Family accused of holding woman, 1-year-old hostage to appear in court
Updated: September 3, 2017, 8:05 am


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A family is accused of holding a Riverview woman and her child hostage and beating her over an extended period of time, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies found Silky Gaind at a home on the 9600 block of Greenbank Drive in Riverview. She had been beaten and was badly bruised.

The sheriff’s office had learned her in-laws, Jasbir Kalsi and Bhupinder Kalsi, traveled to the Bay area from Punjab, India to help their son, Gaind’s husband Devbir Kalsi, “counsel and discipline” his wife because they thought she was acting disobediently.:rolleyes:

Gaind called her family in India and told them she was being beaten and held captive by her husband and in-laws. Someone associated with the family notified the HCSO, telling them Gaind was hesitant to call the cops because of cultural expectations.

When a deputy came to the home for a welfare check, he saw people inside, but no one acknowledged his presence. He continued to knock and heard Gaind try to open the door as she screamed for help, begging the deputy to save her and her child, according to an arrest report.

The deputy forced his way into the home and was immediately confronted by her husband, Devbir Kalsi, who tried to shut the door on the officer, but was unsuccessful. As the deputy tried to place him in handcuffs, the in-laws came into the picture and also confronted the deputy.

The officer called for backup, which arrived at the home and found Gaind with bruises all over her body.

Investigators said she had been beaten over an extended period of time.