After 7 yrs, mental hospital inmate reunited with kin
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.