Pratapgarh | A couple from Rampur is all set to meet Geeta, a speech and hearing impaired girl who returned after being stranded for 15 years in Pakistan, in Delhi with evidence claiming her to be their missing daughter. Hailing from Rampur village, Anara Devi and her husband Ram Raj are all set to go to Delhi to meet Geeta who yesterday refused to recognise the Mahatos from Bihar whom she had identified as her family through photographs when she was in Karachi.
We have photographs and some other evidence which we are sure she will recognise, Anara Devi, who lives in Maheshganj police station area, about 50 kms from the district headquarters said today. The family has already given their consent to a DNA test and said that Geeta is their daughter Savita who had gone missing 12 years ago from Nanak Shahi Math in Bihar.
The family also met senior officials in Allahabad in this connection yesterday. Geeta who returned from Pakistan after a gap of 15 years failed to recognise the Mahatos from Bihar who came to receive her at the Indira Gandhi International Airport yesterday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that Geeta refused to identify the Mahatos as her family.
She had earlier identified them through pictures sent by the Indian High Commission in Pakistan. Geeta was reportedly just 7 or 8 years old when she was found sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express by the Pakistan Rangers 15 years ago at the Lahore railway station. Indian government has said that Geeta would be handed over to the rightful family only after DNA samples match.
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