Geeta, the Indian national who was brought back home in 2015 after being lost in Pakistan, is likely to reunite with her mother in the coming days.
Meena Pandhare, a woman from Jintur in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district, has claimed that Geeta is her daughter, which will now be confirmed after a DNA test. Meena also said that there should be a burn mark on Geeta’s stomach, which is said to be true.
This is to be noted that Geeta had told that there were sugarcane fields where she lived in her childhood and had also informed that a river used to flow near her house. These claims are now also seen in Jintur.
If the DNA test results match, it will fulfil the dream of the late External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who had spent years to locate Geeta’s home and unite her with her family. In 2015, Sushma Swaraj had also ensured Geeta’s repatriation to India from Pakistan, where she was reportedly stranded for over a decade.
Earlier in 2017, the late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had also appealed to everyone to help Geeta by recognising the dialect of a letter written by her in Devanagari script.
Swaraj had taken to her official Twitter account and said, “Geeta was rescued from Pakistan. She cannot speak or hear. We have obtained some pages from Pakistan written by her in a local dialect and in Devanagari script.”