Sonu was kidnapped six years ago from outside his Delhi residence and later rescued from a shelter home in Bangladesh.. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Sonu back to India. (Source: Twitter/ Vikas Swarup)
Sonu, the boy who was kidnapped outside his home in East Delhi in 2010, has been reunited with his family on Thursday in India, after being rescued from a shelter house in Bangladesh.
The boy was handed over to the the Indian High Commission in Dhaka by a court in Bangladesh’s Barguna district and was reunited with his family after a gap of six years.
Barguna Additional District Judge Abu Taher granted Sonu’s custody to Indian High Commission officials on Monday without signing of a security bond of one lakh Taka (Bangladesh currency) on humanitarian grounds.
Sonu, who was tricked and brought to Bangladesh from Delhi by two women in 2010, was rescued by a Bangladeshi citizen Jamal Ibn Musa, who put in great efforts to reunite him with his family.Sonu along with his parents and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Jawaharlal Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: Twitter/ Vikas Swarup)
The Daily Star quoted Musa saying, “I am very happy. Finally, Sonu is getting reunited with his parents.”
The Minstry of External Affairs had left no stone unturned to secure the return of the boy to his home, in India. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in a series of tweets, thanked all who had looked after the young boy in Bangladesh.Thank u @awasthis @JournoPranay @raydeep and friends in the media who brought this matter to my notice on 24th May. pic.twitter.com/QR6EZD4unU
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 28, 2016
“Sonu – who was kidnapped from Delhi was found in a shelter home in Bangladesh. We matched the DNA with his mother. The test is positive,” Swaraj tweeted.
Later Swaraj also visited the family, post their reunion.
With ANI inputs
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