Lost, found and reunited with father

It is difficult to fathom how she landed up in Kolkata. But it is a fact that she was found loitering on the roads at Andul and admitted to Calcutta Pavlov Hospital on 19th May 2010. Mira Ben, daughter of Shri Ramchandra Shankarlal Chauhan, is about 38 years old, married with two children and a resident of Palanpur in Gujarat. She can speak Gujarati and understands Hindi. The language barrier was an obstacle in ascertaining detail history. She was a loner as she could not converse freely with the staff and Residents alike.

She was always anxious about her two children. She thought that she had left her children in the train. She also had the apprehension and fear that another woman is having a relationship with her husband.

She was brought to Paripurnata Half-way-home on 24th February 2011 and her condition improved. Our staff contacted Palanpur Police Station on 15th June 2011. The officer on duty assured us that they will try and contact the family members and keep us informed.

We learnt from police sources that her husband had divorced her. They also provided us contact numbers of her brother. Her brother assured our psychologist on 14th July 2011 that they will come to take Kalpana home. Her father was also contacted and he also assured us that he would come to Kolkata and take custody of her daughter.

After waiting many months, her father, accompanied by the Director of Vidya Mandir Trust, came to Paripurnata on 29th February 2012 and took custody of their daughter.

In his e-mail dated 7th March 2012, her father wrote, “We all reached Palanpur safely. You have taken very good care of my daughter in your institution. I am very thankful to you. May God bless you all. Regards, Ramchandra Chauhan.”

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