Geeta identifies family, to be back home soon
A deaf-mute Indian woman Geeta, who is stuck in Pakistan for nearly 15 years, has identified her family and will be back home soon.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that Geeta will be back in India soon. She will be handed over to the family only after the DNA test. Geeta identifed her family from a photo that was emailed to them by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Her family is from Bihar. Geeta identified her parents and four siblings. Arrangments are being made to for Geeta to talk to her family via skype. She will fly back to India on October 20 and Bilqees Edhi, of the charity hosting Geeta for last few years, will fly along with her.
The woman entered the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on a train from India almost 15 years ago. She was found by police and sent to a state-run shelter. She was then moved from one shelter to another, as she often tried to escape and quarrelled with staff, before she arrived at the Edhi Foundation, which is Pakistan’s largest and best-known charity.