Vienna woman locked away by husband for months

A 22-year-old Viennese locked away his wife for more than seven months, it has emerged.Mario Hejl, a spokesman for police in the capital, confirmed a report by daily Heute today (Thurs). Hejl explained: “Vienna police deliberately decided not to make the case public since it was considered unsuitable.”The spokesman said the suspect had been arrested on Monday but refused to provide any further details.Heute claimed that the Kosovo-born man had kept his wife, 22, locked in a room of their flat in Favoriten district since 1 February. The newspaper also reported that the woman had been physically abused by her husband throughout that period.State prosecutors have started dealing with the case, which evokes memories of dungeon dad Josef Fritzl and the kidnapping of Natascha Kampusch.