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Bangladeshi woman returns home after 2 yrs

 M Post Bureau |  2017-01-23 19:48:12.0  |  Hooghly (WB)

An unstable Bangladeshi woman, who had been found in Indian territory in 2015, was on Monday repatriated to her home country by the Bengal government.

Solma Begum, 38, was found wandering by the state police in April 2015 in Sarati Village of Arambag town. Begum was, at that time, diagnosed as mentally unstable and housed in a shelter home.

"After receiving counselling, Solma Begum began to recover and was able to recall her family. As a result, the head counsellor of the shelter home managed to contact her family and procure all the requisite documents," the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiativesaid in a statement.

After some advocacy with the state Home department and the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, Begum's identity was soon confirmed and she was repatriated.

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