News reaching us says a mother in Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of locking her son inside their apartment for 28 years, leaving him malnourished and with almost no teeth.

“The mother is suspected of illegal deprivation of liberty and causing bodily harm,”.

Ola Osterling, Stockholm police spokesman said the man had been “locked up for a very long time” in the apartment in the southern Stockholm suburb of Haninge, but would not comment on reports in dailies Expressen and Aftonbladet that he had been held for 28 years.

The reports gathered said the mother had pulled her son out of school when he was 12 and kept him locked inside the apartment since then.

NEWSNAIJA learned the man who is now a 41-year-old man was discovered by an unnamed relative on Sunday after the mother, in her 70s, had been taken to hospital.

The reports gathered, started that the man had infected sores on his legs, could barely walk, had almost no teeth, and limited speech ability.

The police spokesman would not comment on those details but stated that  “The man is in hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.”

Meanwhile, the mother has denied the crimes,  the Swedish Prosecution Authority said.

Doctors at the hospital had alerted police to the case.