Elderly man from Andhra Pradesh reunites with family

first_imgKolkata: An elderly person from Srikulam in Andhra Pradesh was united with his family, all thanks West Port police station.The person was rescued by police after he was found wandering aimlessly at Humayun Avenue in Garden Reach a few days ago in a sickly state. Sometime around the first week of November a person called up the police station in the evening and informed that a man with a strange look was roaming about aimlessly. When police reached the spot as mentioned by the caller the man was sick with beard covering his entire face. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We understood clearly that he was hungry and was in need of medical attention,” an officer of West Port police station said. However, police found it difficult to converse with the man as he was unable to understand English, Bengali or Hindi. He was uttering something in the South Indian language which the police failed to comprehend. He was admitted to a hospital run by an NGO working in association with Kolkata Police. “After his health condition improved we took help of people who spoke and could understand his language. He identified himself as Bani Shankara Rao and said he hailed from Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. He also provided the contact number of one of his family members,” a police officer said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHis family was contacted and police learnt that he was missing since September 29 after he suddenly left the house on his own following a dispute in the family. His family had also claimed to have lodged a missing diary at the local police station. According to police officer Shankara Rao, he had reached the city by a train and soon landed himself in trouble after the money that he carried with him got exhausted. He wandered aimlessly as he knew nobody in the city and people were unable to understand his language. The elderly however was not reluctant when his two sons and daughter came to Kolkata a few days back and took him home.last_img

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