New Delhi: Three years after deaf-mute Indian woman Geeta was brought back from Pakistan, a couple from Hawasa village in Darbhanga has claimed that she is their daughter. Notably, since Geeta’s return in 2015, no efforts to reunite her with her kin have borne fruit. All those who came forward couldn’t establish their link with the woman.
The Darbhanga based couple has not only claimed Geeta to be their daughter Guddi, but has also submitted evidence to substantiate it. Authorities have sent details of the couple’s claim to the home department.
Geeta was made to talk to the village block development officer through a video call, and was shown several places of the village to tap on her memory.
“Geeta seemed to have recognised several places in the village, which, she felt, were similar to her native village. She now desperately wants to travel to the village during weekends because of her studies. I am hopeful that whenever she visits the village, she would be able to relate herself more to the place, and maybe, she would also recognise her parents and unite with them too,” a leading portal reported the BDO as saying.
Geeta currently stays at an NGO named ‘Mook Badhir Sangathan’, located in Indore.
Geeta, who was stranded in Pakistan for over a decade, arrived in October 2015. Geeta, was about 11 years of age when she inadvertently crossed the border into Pakistan in 2003. She was spotted by the Pakistan Rangers in Lahore, and was handed over to the Edhi Foundation, a social welfare organisation that had looked after her then.