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Geeta is back from Pakistan after 15 years

By PTC News Desk -- October 26, 2015 7:10 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

23 years old Deaf and dumb girl, Geeta has returned home from Karachi. She arrived Delhi with five members of Edhi foundation, who took care of her in these years.

Geeta, the deaf-mute Indian woman living in Pakistan has returned home, over a decade after accidentally crossing over the border.

She was accompanied by five officials from charitable Edhi Foundation which had been looking after her.

"Geeta will come back to India on October 26. She will be accompanied by five members of Edhi Foundation who will be treated as State guests," Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup said.

According to sources, Geeta has identified her father, step-mother and siblings from a photograph sent to her by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The family reportedly lives in Bihar.

Geeta was reportedly just 7 or 8 years old when she was found sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express by the Pakistan Rangers 15 years ago at the Lahore railway station.

Police took her to the Edhi Foundation in Lahore and later she was shifted to Karachi.

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