Geeta redux: India to bring back Indian boy from Bangladesh

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New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India will bring back a 12-year old boy from a Bangladesh if DNA tests prove he is the son of an Indian couple, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Tuesday.

“Our High Commission officials in Dhaka will visit Jessore where Sonu is lodged in a Children’s Shelter Home in Pulerhat (Jessore).

“We will match Sonu’s DNA with couple claiming to be his parents. In case DNA test is positive, we will bring Sonu to India without delay,” she said in a series of tweets.

Sushma Swaraj added that a ministry official has met the couple who claim Sonu is their long lost son.

“Our Joint Secretary Bangladesh Sripriya Ranganathan has met Mehboob and Mumtaz who claim that #Sonu presently in Bangladesh is their son.”

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MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: “A First Secretary from @ihcdhaka is going to Jessore today to meet with Sonu.”

The case has similarities with the story of Geeta, a young woman who had strayed into Pakistan and was brought back to India last October.



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