Home-coming after 20 years!

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Home-coming after 20 years!

Sunil got missing from home in his 20’s. After 20 years ANTARA reunited him with his family on 18.03.2019. His family members almost lost all hopes of getting him back. When his father was informed by Jharkhand Police that Sunil has been found in ANTARA Hospital, Kolkata, his father was happy and surprised at the same time. Sunil got missing from his residence at Jharkhand almost 20 years back. No one knows where he spent a major part of his life. No one knows how he came to Kolkata.

It was 12.02.2019 when West Bengal Police brought Sunil to ANTARA. They found him roaming around the streets and decided to give him a shelter. ANTARA was the first name that came to their mind and they brought him here.

According to his father Sunil was mildly mentally retarded since childhood. Affordable mental health facility was not available at their place. So they never tried to do his treatment.

Self-muttering, self-smiling, not maintaining daily activities, poor personal hygiene and wandering tendency were the symptoms that we found in him. We started his treatment once he got admitted here. After few days of treatment he responded well and started giving more information.  He told us that his house is at Vill-Mukrudih, Jharkhand. ANTARA Team then contacted with Jharkhand police and with the help of them we got to reach his family.

On 18.03.2019 Sunil’s father, relatives and neighbours came to collect him from ANTARA. One of his relatives said that they raised funds to come to Kolkata by car and all the neighbours and relatives of Sunil are awaiting his arrival at home.

This blog has been Written by – Ms. Shatabdi Datta
*Disclaimer:- The opinion expressed in the blog is the opinion of the writer & not necessarily the opinion of ANTARA Organization.