Calcutta Doordarshan News Helps Parents To Trace Out Missing Son

Sahil with his parents at Nirmal Hriday in NakashiparaSahil with his parents at Nirmal Hriday in Nakashipara

Nakashipara, Sept. 16: A Driver of a multinational courier service from Ahiritola in Calcutta traced out his mentally unstable son while watching a news bulletin aired on Calcutta Doordarshan on Friday night. The 13 years boy Sahil Shaw who was reunited with his parents at a home in Nadia’s Nakashipara after 19 months, is expected to be handed over to his parents Kartick and Suman Shaw on Thursday by Nadia district administration.

On Friday night Calcutta Doordarshan broadcasted news on Moslem Munshi, an employee of state sericulture department in Nadia’s Nakashipara, who runs “Nirmal Hriday’, a home for mentally unstable persons at his home.

Kartick Shaw while watching the news item on Doordarshan had spotted his son Sahil among the inmates at ‘Nirmal Hriday’. He immediately made contact with the sleuths of ‘Anti Human Trafficking Wing’ at state police headquarter in Lalbazar who were probing disappearance of the boy.  The sleuths, in turn, get details from Calcutta Doordarshan and got in touch with Nirmal Hriday authority to trace out Sahil ultimately.

“It was a pleasant surprise for me when I saw my son playing at home. I identified him instantly. Nevertheless, to be sure enough I collected the news video and watched it again. Once became confirmed, I called the investigating officer of my son’s missing case. He was also excited about hearing the details. On next morning he made contact with the Calcutta Doordarshan who provided all the details including contact details of Nirmal Hriday and that of its correspondent who done the news item”, said an elated Kartick.

On Sunday Kartick and his wife, Suman rushed to Nakashipara and reunited with their son Sahil after 19 months. 

For Sahil, who went missing on February 12, 2018, from a playground near his home, it was a pleasant surprise. “I met my son at Nirmal Hriday…I am very happy today”, said Sahil’s father Kartick.

“Initially we lodged a missing diary at Jorabagan police station when he went missing. Later the case was taken up by Lalbazar’s Anti Human Trafficking Wing. For the last 19 months I am in touch with them but got no ray of hope until Friday night”, Kartick said.

‘Nirmal Hriday’s owner Moslem Munshi said, “Sahil could never recall his whereabouts. But he instantly identified his parents and started dancing in joy”.

According to Nadia administration, Sahil was recovered from Karimpur last year. He was initially kept at home in Karimpur and later taken to Nirmal Hriday through the District Child Welfare Committee.

Moslem said, “Since Sahil was brought to Nirmal Hriday, he was put under the medication and recovered well. However, he suffers from occasional loss of memory. He could not tell us his address, but shared many incidents and identified his parents”.

“We will hand over him to his parents once the District Child Welfare Committee conveys its permission”, said Moslem Munshi, who For the last 18 years, has been helping mentally unstable persons to restore normal life selflessly without any prejudice and financial interest despite trapped with bank loans.  

An officer of Lalbazar said, “We have appealed the chairman of Nadia child welfare committee to hand over the Sahil to his parents after checking all relevant documents.”.