Repatriation effort on for rescued Bangladeshi woman

Published On: February 5, 2019 05:16 PM NPT By: Republica


NAWALPARASI, Feb 5: Initiatives have been made to repatriate a Bangladeshi woman rescued from Gobarhiya Police Post at Sarawal Rural Municipality in Western Nawalparasi some five months ago. 

Salma Khan, 35, was spotted by the locals while she was giving birth to a baby. The District Police Office, Nawalparasi had rescued her and taken her to hospital, saving her and her newborn's life. 

Khan, who said her home was at Aarisha and natal home from Manikgunj in Bangladesh, was found stranded. 

According to the Ramgram Rural Municipality's Deputy Chief Rambha Kunwar, the rescued Bangladeshi woman was sent to Kosish Nepal in Lalitpur for treatment of her mental illness in financial aid of the Ramgram Rural Municipality while her baby was under care of the District Prithivi Chandra Hospital's nurses and Nepal Police's women wing. 

After recovering from mental illness in four months 11 days, the Bangladeshi woman who got a new lease of life in Nepal, was all set to be sent to her home country, added Kosish Nepal's activist, Manju Chettri. She was currently staying at a shelter in Parashi. 

Khan too shared her happiness to be able to regain her son and life. She urged the concerned officials to expedite the process for her to return her home. 

Administrative and diplomatic efforts have been made to repatriate the Bangladeshi woman, said Deputy Mayor Kunwar, adding that they anticipate the support of the government of Nepal and Bangladeshi Embassy in Kathmandu towards this end. 

District Coordination Committee Chief Shiva Shankar Ray said that correspondence had been made with the Kathmandu-based Bangladeshi Ambassador to Nepal to repatriate Khan. 

Khan admitted that she came to Nepal via India through road. RSS


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