Af­ter 7 yrs, men­tal hos­pi­tal in­mate re­united with kin

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Shashikant Kothekar shashikant.kothekar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

When Ra­jiya An­sari, 40, was ad­mit­ted to Thane Men­tal Hos­pi­tal seven years ago, she was in a state of trauma and could hardly re­mem­ber any­thing. She didn’t know where she was from.

The Govern­ment Rail­way Po­lice had found her loi­ter­ing in Thane rail­way sta­tion and when they saw that she seemed men­tally ill, they brought her to the men­tal hos­pi­tal. To­day, An­sari has been treated and is ready to be re­united with her fam­ily in Jhark­hand.

“She was found roam­ing in Thane rail­way sta­tion by the GRP per­son­nel, who ad­mit­ted her to Thane Men­tal Hos­pi­tal on July 1, 2009. She was suf­fer­ing from bipo­lar dis­or­der,” said Surekha Wathore, psy­chi­atric and a so­cial worker at the hos­pi­tal.

As she started re­spond­ing to medicines and nar­rated her story. She said her hus­band was an al­co­holic and used to as­sault her. In 2008, he threw her out of home. An­sari said she was preg­nant then. She boarded a train. She de­liv­ered a boy on a plat­form but does not re­mem­ber which sta­tion. When she was sleep­ing, some­one stole her baby, said a doc­tor from the men­tal hos­pi­tal.

“We searched the In­ter­net and con­tacted the lo­cal po­lice, who helped us to find An­sari’s fam­ily,” said Wathore. Her nephew Sonu, 30, came to Thane to take An­sari to Jhark­hand.

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