HAM radio enthusiasts reunite Lucknow woman with her family
Kolkata: A group of HAM radio enthusiasts united a Lucknow woman who had got estranged from her family on Monday.
The woman Sikha Sharma was spotted at Shyamnagar radio station on Monday morning in drowsy condition and was initially unable to tell anything about her whereabouts.
HAM radio operator Somnath Adhikary representing West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club) based in Sodepur, an organisation of HAM operators, first spotted her at the railway station wandering aimlessly.
He immediately called up the secretary of the Club Ambarish Nag Biswas who instructed him that they should render assistance to the woman who was in some sort of trouble.
Soon, two other HAM operators staying near Shyamnagar joined Adhikary and they took the woman to the GRP.
The Railway Police was initially reluctant to respond but when a call was made to the RPF helpline number 182, officials along with the HAMs took her to Naihati GRP.
The HAM operators through their candid behavior was able to win the trust of the woman who informed them that she hails from Pipre village under Basti police station area in Lucknow.
She was unable to tell the exact address but she said that her husband's name is Sushil Sharma.
"We used our eco link technology that we use for contacting our counterparts in other parts of the country and linked up with one of our HAM friends Sumant Sourav at Dumka.
We provided him with her photograph and some other details. Sumant provided the details to the police superintendent of Basti and on Tuesday morning the woman's husband was traced.," Nag Biswas said.
Her family will reach the city by Wednesday and will take her home. The legal formalities were done on Tuesday and the woman is in the custody of GRP shelter home in Sealdah.
"We are not too sure about how the woman reached Shyamnagar station. However, the police feels that she has been drugged. She is still in a state of shock but has hinted that she was carrying a bag that had gone missing," an officer of Naihati GRP said.