Doordarshan helps unite a boy with parents

Published: Sep 17, 2019, 12:58 pm IST

Doordarshan DD Bangla, Kolkata’s news bulletin plays a Good Samaritan to unite a lost boy with his parents.

It helped 13-year old mentally ill Sahil Shaw to get re-united with his parents Kartick and Suman Shaw after Kartick, a driver of a multinational courier service from Ahiritola area of the city traced him, watching the news bulletin telecast at 10 pm on DD Bangla on September 14.

Kartick, who was watching that bulletin identified his lost son who was among the inmates of a home for mentally ill persons in Nadia named Nirmal Hriday run by Moslem Munshi, an employee of State Sericulture department in that district’s Nakshipara area.He contacted the sleuths of Anti Trafficking Wing of Lalbazar police Headquarters, who were probing the boy’s sudden disappearance since February 10, 2017.
The sleuths in turn obtained detailed information from Doordarshan Kolkata’s news unit, particularly, from the correspondent who filed that story and got in touch with the home authority to trace Sahil.
On September 15, Kartick and his wife rushed to Nakshipara and were reunited with their son after long 19 months.

Kartick had lodged a missing diary at Jorabagan police station of the city as soon as his son went missing. Later, the case was taken up by Lalbazar’s Anti Human Trafficking Wing.
The Nadia District administration rescued Sahil last year from Karimpur and initially kept him at a home there. Later, he was taken to Nirmal Hriday through District Child Welfare Committee. (UNI)