KARACHI: Deaf and mute Indian girl stranded in Pakistan, Geeta, finally recognized her family in Bihar through pictures sent to them by the Indian High Commissioner, Aaj.tv reported.
Earlier, this month Geeta identified her parents, from several photographs sent by the Indian High Commission to the Edhi Centre in Karachi.
She will travel to India on October 26, with Bilquis Edhi and Faisal Edhi, said the Edhi Foundation spokesman, Anwar Kazmi.
“In a day or two she will also talk to her family via Skype,” he said, adding that they were hopeful that they had traced her to the right people.
Earlier, Geeta had pointed out at Jharkhand, on the Indian map.”Bihar was part of Jharkand when she crossed the border to Pakistan,” Kazmi said.
“Geeta will be back in India soon. We have located her family. She will be handed over to the family only after the DNA test,” Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted this morning.
Geeta, lost her family at a pooja mela near the Indian border and crossed over to Pakistan by mistake. A Pakistani Rangers official handed her to the Edhi Centre in Lahore. She was later transferred to a women shelter run by Edhi in Karachi.
Geeta’s case has received renewed after Bollywood movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan hit the screens.
The movie starring Salman Khan tells the story of a mute Pakistani girl who crosses the border into India. She meets Salman, who vows to return her to her family, and risks his life doing so.