That ride spirited her away from her village life in South India, where her abusive husband forced her to have sex with other men for money.
She ended up in the city of Mysore, India, in front of St. Philomena’s Church weeping, Selvi recalled. Someone noticed her and brought her to Odanadi, a shelter for abused women. She’s not sure who took her or how she ended up there — it’s all a blur, she said.