Geeta, deaf-mute girl brought to India from Pakistan, briefly goes missing


New Delhi, July 7 (TNS): Geeta, the deaf and mute girl, who was brought to India from Pakistan, mysteriously went missing from Indore’s deaf and mute centre, Indian media quoting officials reported on Friday.

Soon after her disappearance, police and central government were informed about the incident.

Police personnel from three police stations were asked to trace her. Later in the evening, police found her at Ranjit Hanuman Mandir and she was dropped at the deaf and mute hostel of Deaf Bilingual Academy.

Officials of deaf and mute centre’s didn’t reveal why Geeta had left the hostel. Additional SP Rupesh Dwivedi confirmed the incident and said that police personnel were sent to trace her out, but he too could not tell reason why she disappeared.

The deaf and dumb centre was given special responsibility of taking care of Geeta when she returned from Pakistan to India on 26 October 2015. While on, 7 February 2016 Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted along with Geeta’s photo stating that “she is happy in Indore. We are sparing no efforts in searching her family.”

Geeta had returned to India from Pakistan with the hope that she will find her family here, but still the govt has not been able to locate her family.

Pakistan Rangers had found Geeta when she was 7-8 years old in Samjhauta Express. And Geeta was taken care of by Pakistan’s charitable foundation Edhi Foundation.