New Delhi, April 9: Aadhaar card came to the rescue of a mentally ill woman, who had gone missing four months ago. The police found her on the streets of Delhi and started looking for her family. Her details were found in Aadhaar database, which led to her reunion with her family.
After rescued by the police, She was sent to ‘Nirmal Chhaya’- a short stay home by the court which asked the authorities to help the woman undergo Aadhaar enrolment. During the process of Aadhaar registration, the officials found that her (woman’s) bio-metric record is already there in the Adadhar database that helped the Delhi police to trace her details from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
The consistent efforts of a court to reunite her with family proved fruitful when Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra was informed by police officials that they have found her antecedents. Her missing complaint was lodged in Malakhera police station in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on November 30, 2017.
After getting her details, the police called her husband, who happily came forward to take her wife back home.
During the hearing, the woman was kept in Asha Kiran, a home for the mentally disabled in Rohini and her husband was brought to the court. Then the investigating officer verified the credentials of the man and submitted it to the court that they (police) have no objection to reunite the woman with her family.
Accordingly, the Asha Kiran handed over the woman to her husband after going through necessary formalities. The home authority’s directed her husband to ensure proper treatment and care of the patient.
The court also appreciated inspector Devender Kumar Singh, SHO of Kashmere Gate Police Station, and sub inspector Satender Singh for making “untiring efforts” to trace the family of the woman and reuniting her with her family.