Islamabad/New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday announced that the Indian government has traced the parents of Geeta, an Indian girl who entered the Pakistani territory 13 years ago by mistake.
The deaf and mute Geeta will return to India from Pakistan, tweeted Swaraj.
Geeta will be back in India soon. We have located her family. She will be handed over to them only after the DNA test.#Geeta
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 15, 2015
Meanwhile, Edhi spokesperson Anwar Kazmi told The Express Tribune: “Geeta successfully identified her sister and four brothers through a photograph sent to Faisal Edhi by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.” The family reportedly lives in Bihar.
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Notably, the story of Geeta became more famous as it was similar with the one depicted in Salman Khan blockbuster "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".
Geeta, now 21, was found by the Pakistan Rangers 13 years ago, sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express in Lahore that had come across the Wagah border.
She was taken to the Edhi Foundation, Pakistan's largest charity, in whose care she has remained ever since.