KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi national has reunited with her family after eight years.
Bilakish Begam was rescued by Manav Sewa Ashram from the streets in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. She was handed to her family in coordination with the Nepali Embassy in Dhaka and the Bangladeshi Embassy in Kathmandu.
Begam was rescued on June 4, 2017. Having suffered from mental illness, she recovered after receiving treatment and counselling from the Ashram. “She was inflicted with psychological problems and could not even tell us about her family and relatives,” said the Ashram’s Kathmandu Coordinator, Suman Bartaula.
A Bangladeshi businessman, Prakash Tharu, approached Begam in course of his business dealings at the Ashram’s Birgunj branch where Begam lately lived after the rescue.
The family reunion was made easier after she shared information about her birthplace post recovery, said Bartaula. Her hometown is Munsinagar of Narayangunj district in Bangladesh.
She flew to her home on Thursday with the financial support from the Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal. Her family arrived at the airport in Dhaka to receive her, it has been reported.
Earlier, the Ashram had rescued an Indian national and handed the person — who had left home 12 years ago — to family members.