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Kolkata: Minor, 65-year-old reunited with kin

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On Saturday evening, when the city was busy watching Virat Kohli hitting his century against Bangladesh, Kolkata Police sergeants and sub-inspectors at Bhowanipore and Avishikta crossing on EM Bypass helped two persons — a 9-year-old boy and a 65-year-old patient of acute neurological disorders — get back home after they got lost in the city.

The Bhowanipore cops were on routine duty around 11.45pm on November 20 when they found an elderly woman shivering on the pavement along Padmapukur Road. “She was alone, had a high fever and was suffering from other ailments. She was immediately taken to Sambhunath Pandit Hospital,” said an investigating officer.

For the next three days, cops from Bhowanipore police station took turns to visit her to try and locate her family. “She could hardly remember anything. With help of doctors and counsellors, we finally learnt she lived somewhere in the Kotwali area of Cooch Behar. Police managed to contact her family members, who said she had been missing since January 17,” said an officer.

Her son Sushanta Roy, who had reported the matter to police in Cooch Behar, was informed . On Saturday, he came to Bhowanipore PS, got her mother discharged from hospital and took her back with him.

At Abhishikta crossing, a police team found 9-year-old Arup Gayen, who had left his Mograhat home in South 24 Parganas on Friday and then got lost. “He was found alone near Avisikta by sergeants Anik Pal and Achintya Kumar Murmu,” said a Lalbazar officer.

The sergeants talked to the boy for quite some time, but the only useful information they gathered was that his father was employed in some “Bhagirathi clinic”. After a few hours, the cops managed to locate his father, who works in Bhagirathi Neotia Hospital. The child was handed over to his parents soon after.


Source: Times of India

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