Girl missing for seven years rescued from New Delhi

Jajarkot, December 17

A girl from Jajarkot, who had gone missing from her home, has been rescued after seven years.

Kalpana Thapa of Karuka, Barekot Rural Municipality-5, was rescued from New Delhi by Tamana Sister of Charity, an Indian organisation working in the field of service to humanity and serving as a shelter for missing women.

A team of the organisation brought Kalpana to Jajarkot district headquarters Khalanga and handed her over to her brother Mahendra Thapa today.

The rescued girl was handed over to her kin in the presence of the rural municipality Vice-chairperson Oma Kumari Shahi, acting Chief Administrative Officer Govind Bahadur Singh, among others.

“She was found in May 2017 at a hospital in Guragaun of New Delhi by police and handed over to an old age home. She approached us last year. Found in shaky mental condition, she was treated for a year or so at our shelter before she gained her mental health and has now been brought here,” said the leader of the team, Sister Manjusa.

Barekot-5 Ward Member Bhakta Bahadur Basnet said it’d been seven years since Kalpana had gone  missing. “Her real name is Devi Thapa. She used to leave her home earlier as well before she finally disappeared,” he said.

On the occasion today, the rural municipality Vice-chair Shahi extended her thanks to the Tamana Sister of Charity, Manager Janak Sharma of Caritas Nepal regional office, Nepalgunj and Youth Awareness Development Centre Nepal programme Coordinator Sahadev Basnet for bringing the missing girl home.