BSF made 70 year old women reunite with family nearly after two years
On October 20, her daughter Sunanda was approached and told that her mother had been found 3,337km away in Sutarkandi, Assam How and why she got...
HASSAN: On October 20, her daughter Sunanda was approached and told that her mother had been found — 3,337km away in Sutarkandi, Assam. How and why she got there from Mandiganahalli in Hassan is not clear. Jayamma, 70, went missing one-and-a half years ago, her family looked in the nearby villages and cities and gave up as there was no trace of her. Sunanda owes thanks to the Border Security Force, whose jawans came across the septuagenarian beyond their outpost in Karimganj district.BSF spotted woman at isolated spot in Assam Jayamma’s daughter Sunanda says these questions can wait. For now, she is thrilled to have her mother back home. BSF DG JC Nayak said the troops found her resting at an remote spot mumbling to herself around 5.30am on October18.
“When they made enquiries, she spoke in a language the jawans could not understand. But they knew it was a south Indian language and called colleagues from the south. Constable Sahil Zabiulla, who knows Kannada, spoke to her and told us she was from Hassan district in Karnataka,” Nayak said.
The constable reported his company commander, Assistant Commandant Chotu Lal, about the woman. The company commander made a video of the woman’s interaction with Zabiulla. She identified herself as Jayamma, wife of Lakshme Gowda of Mandiganahalli village. The video was uploaded on social media. Simultaneously, the company commander established contact with Hassan police. Jayamma was put up at the house of a civilian in a border village and given warm clothes and hospitality.
“On October 20, Mandiganahalli panchayat member Santosh saw the video and photo and identified the woman and informed her daughter Sunanda. Thereafter, he informed the police station as well. Since the company commander was in contact with police, a video call was arranged between the mother and the daughter the same day,” Nayak told the media.It was an emotional conversation in tears Sunanda took her mother to task. Jayamma said she boarded the Hamsafar train between Bengaluru and Agartala and got off at Assam. As she couldn’t speak to anyone, she wandered around. It is not clear how Jayamma survived all these months and how she rested near the border post.