Former model Geetanjali fine, VIMHANS tells court

New Delhi, April 24: Former model Geetanjali Nagpal, who underwent rehabilitation after a psychiatric problem that left her begging on streets, is now "independent, confident and insightful" and could be released for leading a normal life, a Delhi court was informed on Thursday.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ravinder Bedi was informed about her condition by VIMHANS hospital, where the model underwent rehabilitation, which filed a status report.

The medical report, prepared by doctor Jitender Nagpal of the hospital, said the model, who is presently doing a vocational course at a school at Hissar in Haryana was doing fine and the process for allowing her to lead a normal life could be initiated at the earliest.

"With a concerted effort of all the concerned, especially Vidya Devi Jindal School at Hissar, and the Delhi Commission for Women, she has become more independent, confident and insightful," the report said.

The model has started cooperating with her once estranged mother and is independently doing her daily works, it said.

The court, on October 29, had allowed Geetanjali to spend three months at the school in Haryana following her request of discharge from the hospital where she had been provided psychiatric help for nearly two months.

The model, in accordance with a magistrate`s order under the Mental Health Act, was admitted to the hospital on September three last year.

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