Resident of a Bareilly mental hospital reunites with family after 6 years
This is a reunion straight out of a Bollywood movie. Six years after she missing and was presumed dead by her family, 26-year-old Meena Bhatt, or Garima, has been reunited with her family.
Bhatt, who is from Nepal, was mysteriously separated from her family six years ago. Her in-laws and brothers looked for her everywhere in Nepal, but were unsuccessful. They finally gave up.
Meena had been found in Lakhimpur Kheri by members of the NGO Childline. A local judge ordered that she be sent to the mental hospital in Bareilly. Meena, who suffers from schizophrenia, was unable to tell authorities her name or her address, and was renamed Garima.
After treatment, her condition improved and she wanted to go back to her family. With the help of the hospital and a social worker, she was able to locate her family.
Her family members reached Bareilly this week and showed valid documents to establish the connection with her. She has now gone back to Nepal. This is one story with a happy ending for everyone!