Teen runaway says family kept her caged like a dog

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Yaroslava Zhuravleva ran away from her grandmother’s home in 2016 when she was only 14 years old (PHOTO: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)
Yaroslava Zhuravleva ran away from her grandmother’s home in 2016 when she was only 14 years old (PHOTO: CEN/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA)

A teenager who ran away from home three years ago refuses to go back to her family after being found by police.

Yaroslava Zhuravleva from Moscow, Russia, ran away from her grandmother’s home in 2016 when she was only 14 years old.

Her grandmother was looking after her while her parents were working away.

The youngster was involved in a horrific car accident in 2014 which sent her flying six meters through the air. She landed on her head and the injury left her psychologically damaged. As a result she needed constant medication.

“I was kept in a cage like a dog. Locked up and pumped full of medication,” Yaroslava said.

“I gave my grandmother some of my medication and ran away.”

Her mom, Tamara, said they have no idea why Yaroslava said she was kept in a cage, but she said it might be because of her psychological condition.

Yaroslava revealed she funded her life as a runaway by giving English lessons for cash.

Despite being found, the now 18-year-old says she has no intentions of returning home to her family.

Police are investigating the circumstances under which Yaroslava disappeared to make sure no crime had been committed and the no third party was involved.

Sources: Magazine Features

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