Guj police take care of mentally-ill man who fled home in West Bengal

A 26-year-old mentally ill man from West Bengal allegedly fled from his residence without informing his parents and landed in Vadodara where police took care of him and made efforts to reunite him with his family.

Surjit Sarkar, a resident of Boratalikhola village in south Bengal district and holding class II post in a WB-based power distribution company, went missing from his home on November 22.

Apparently on the advice of his friends, he flew to Vadodara on November 22 without informing his parents and then took a taxi to Chandod, a religious town about 50 kms from here, to seek a cure from some saints for his mental illness.

However, some boat owners observed him behaving in an unusual manner on the banks of Narmada river there and informed Chandod police station sub-inspector J M Waghela about him.

“I approached him at the ghat (river bank) and brought him to the police station and asked him the purpose of his visit to the town. We allowed him to stay in the premises of the police station as he declined my offer of accommodating him elsewhere,” Waghela said.


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