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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 09:08 PM IST

Couple claiming Geeta’s parents meet collector

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Indore : A couple claiming to be the biological parents of Geeta, the 23-year-girl who arrived from Pakistan after 15 years, on Wednesday met collector P Narahari and handed over him evidences in support of their claim. The collector has assured them of a meeting with the girl.

Narahari will forward the evidences to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and after getting instructions from the ministry, further action will be initiated.

The couple – Ramraj Goutam and Anaradevi – hailing from village Perurama of Pratapgarh district met the collector along with their local guardian Gourishankar Shukla here on Wednesday afternoon at his office. Their evidences include an FIR lodged in Chhapra, a letter of Commissioner of Allahabad Division and action report taken by the SP of Pratapgarh. They also expressed their wish to meet Geeta. The collector has assured them to arrange a meeting with the girl.

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After meeting the collector, the couple said that the name of their daughter is Savita.

In 2004, they along with their five children were staying in an Aashram at Chhapra at Bihar. Brother of one Anara Devi, who was a sage in the Aashram, told the couple to leave Savita there to have education as she was deaf and dump. Accordingly, they left her there at the age of 8 years. Later, she went missing from the ashram, they couple said. The brother of Anaradevi had lodged an FIR in Chhapra, the couple claimed. The couple also met Commissioner of Allahabad Division and demanded to trace her.

They saw Geeta on television in August this year and identified her as their missing Savita.

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The couple tried to meet Geeta in New Delhi, but in vain. When they come to know that Geeta is staying in Indore, they rushed to the city. The couple is also ready for their DNA test and claimed that they have already sent the evidences to the MEA.

Shukla, with whom the couple is staying, said that they are hoping to meet Geeta on November 6.

It may be recalled that after the 15 years stay in Pakistan, Geeta is staying in Muk-Badhir Sangathan School at Scheme No 71, where no outsider is allowed to meet her.

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Published on: Thursday, November 05, 2015, 02:50 AM IST
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