JORHAT, Sept 7: Under the initiative of the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Jorhat, a young woman from West Bengal who had lost her way by mistakenly boarding a wrong train, was reunited with her family.
DLSA, Jorhat secretary and a judicial officer Devojyoti Bhuyan said that the Authority came to know that in April, this year a woman, later identified as Protima Barman, was found wandering at Borholla in Titabar subdivision of the district by a man who informed the local police. Bhuyan said that police put up the woman in a shelter home for women, Swadhar Greh in Jorhat town.
The DLSA secretary said that the woman could not provide her home address properly but said that she was a housewife and belonged to a locality in Jalpaiguri and while on her way to her parental home at Alipurduar, she boarded the wrong train and landed up in Jorhat.
Bhuyan said that after meeting the woman and with the details that he could gather from her along with her photo, he contacted his counterpart Glady Bomjan in Jalpaiguri and requested help to trace her family.
The Jalpaiguri DLSA took up the matter with Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar district police.
The DLSA secretary said that subsequently her elder brother, identified as Narayan Das of a village under Falakata police station, Mairadanga post office (Alipurduar).
After seeing the photograph of the woman and talking to her, her elder brother confirmed her identity following which, he along with her husband and a ward member reached Jorhat two days ago and met her.
Bhuyan further said that on Wednesday Protima, along with her family members boarded a train from Mariani to her home.
“It is really a matter of satisfaction that our effort led to the reunion of the woman with active support of DLSA Jalpaiguri and the local police of West Bengal districts,” Bhuyan said.