Missing boy from Bajura reunites with family after 10 long years

Bajura, January 5

Dev Luhar of Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality-3 (the then Jukot Village Development Committee-6) in Bajura who had been missing for a decade has reunited with his family.

Luhar went missing from the village some 10 years ago and was rescued by the District Child Welfare Board, Bajura, when he was just nine years old..

The then child rights officer Sarpalal Giri of District Child Welfare Board found him in a neglected state on August 28, 2008. He was later sent to the Central Child Welfare Board, Kathmandu.

He grew up under the protection of the board. Luhar who was aware that he was originally from Bajura, decided to visit the district to obtain his citizenship certificate as he knew that District Administration Office, Bajura, was organizing a mobile camp at Kolti.

In course of his visit, he happened to meet his family and the moment was emotional. He was handed over to the family in the presence of Swamikartik-3 ward chair Birjit Kattel, Budhinanda Municipality-4 chair Rajan Rokaya and Radio Budhinanda chair Sarpalal Giri. Now, he owns a citizenship certificate by descent and said that he was happy to meet his family.