Delhi boy 'Sonu', abducted 6 years ago, returns home from Bangladesh today

Sonu, now 12-year-old, was tricked by two women six years ago in 2010 and taken to Bangladesh.

Delhi boy 'Sonu', abducted 6 years ago, returns home from Bangladesh today

Pataukhali: Abducted Indian boy Sonu, who was on Wednesday handed over to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka by a court in Bangladesh’s Barguna district, reunited with his parents after a gap of six years today, MEA officials confirmed.

On Monday, Barguna Additional District Judge Abu Taher had granted Sonu’s custody to Indian High Commission officials without the signing of a security bond of one lakh Taka (Bangladesh currency) on humanitarian grounds.

Sonu, who was tricked and brought to Bangladesh from Delhi by two women in 2010, was rescued by a Bangladeshi citizen Jamal Ibn Musa, who put in great efforts to reunite him with his family.

“I am very happy. Finally, Sonu is getting reunited with his parents,” the Daily Star quoted Musa, as saying.

Indian external Minister Sushma Swaraj in a series of tweets thanked all who had looked after the young boy in Bangladesh. 

Sonu, now 12-year-old, was kidnapped six years ago in 2010. Recently, a man from Jessore contacted his family in Delhi to inform them of his whereabouts. Soon thereafter, they got in touch with the MEA, seeking her help to find their son.

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