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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-457

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 8, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    Deputies Rescue Woman Held Captive and Beaten By Her Family

    The husband and his parents were arrested.
    • Saturday
    • September 2, 2017
    • Time: 6:30 AM
    • 9601 Greenbank Drive
    • Riverview, Florida

    Arrested:


    Devbir S. Kalsi
    DOB: 04/29/1984
    9601 Greenbank Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Charges:
    False Imprisonment
    Felony Battery
    Child Abuse
    Denying Access to 911

     


    Jasbir S. Kalsi
    DOB:05/18/1950
    1745 Sheikh Nagar
    Punjab, India

    Charges:
    Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon (knife)
    False Imprisonment
    Child Abuse
    Denying Access to 911


    Bhupinder Kalsi
    DOB:11/02/1955
    1745 Sheikh Nagar
    Punjab, India

    Charges:
    Battery Domestic Violence
    Failure to Report Child Abuse

     

    Victim:

    Silky Gaind
    DOB:11/28/1983
    9601 Greenbank Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Details:

    On September 2, 2017, at approximately 6:30 am, deputies responded to 9601 Greenbank Drive in Riverview regarding a welfare check. HCSO received a call that stated Silky Gaind called her parents in India and advised she was being beaten and held by her husband and his parents. The caller advised Gaind may be scared to talk with law enforcement due to cultural traditions.

    When deputies arrived, they determined there were people inside the home but they all refused to come to the door or acknowledge the deputy's presence. While a supervisor was enroute, a deputy continued to knock when Silky Gaind suddenly attempted to open the door and screamed for the deputy to save her and her child.

    The deputy forced the door open and was immediately confronted by the victim's husband Devbir Kalsi who attempted to push the door closed. The deputy forced his way in and was arresting the husband when he was confronted by the husband's father Jasbir Kalsi and mother Bhupinder Kalsi.

    Additional deputies arrived on scene and entered the home where they found Silky Gaind badly beaten and bruised over her entire body. Gaind's one-year-old daughter was located and appeared unharmed. The substantive evidence of the physical abuse to Gaind indicated the beatings had been ongoing for an extended period of time.

    The investigation revealed that Devbir Kalsi contacted his parents regarding his wife being disobedient and they came from India to help counsel and discipline her.


    In addition to the continued beatings Gaind had already suffered from her husband, his parents participated in holding her and her child against their will, including holding a knife to her throat, taking her phone so she could not call 911. All parties were determined to be foreign nationals of India.

    The husband and his parents were arrested and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail . The Florida Abuse Hotline and ICE were notified.

    Silky Gaind and the child have been provided a safe place of refuge.

     


     

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