Kelly Trueman acquitted but still stuck in IndiaJanuary 12th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 12 (ANI): Australian citizen Kelly Trueman, who has been found not guilty of drug trafficking, is still stuck in India after spending 3 years behind bars.
Truemans father revealed that his daughter, who had merely been surviving in the putrid conditions in jail, is still likely to have her stay in India elongated.
He revealed that although foreigners had to wait at least 60 days before they were allowed to leave the country, but he fears that his daughter may have to wait for up to 12 months.
Kellys mother Robyn has spent the past two years going back and forth to India, after her daughter was arrested on charges of trafficking 5.7kg of hashish.
Robyn stayed in three different apartments while looking after Kelly in prison.
However, Kelly revealed that she had been falsely indicted as the bag in question was given to her by a man, who asked her to take it, and she didnt know what it contained.
Robyn revealed that her daughter has lost one third of her body-weight, while her stay in the prison, where she shared the space, with other 70 women consisting of murderers and prostitutes.
Kelly Truemans father revealed that the experience had been a real strain on the family’’s savings, spending up to 70,000 dollars on travel and legal expenses.
“It’’s certainly been a financial strain,” News.com.au quoted Trueman, as saying.
“You can”t jump up and down - it’’s not going to achieve anything,” he added. (ANI)