Mysuru: In what could be described as a happy ending to a tale of twists and turns, seven-month pregnant Fathima, 30, who was rescued by the cops from a park where she had taken shelter with her 11-month-old baby, has been reunited with her family. This newspaper had actively participated in the rescue effort. Fathima will however continue to stay at Shakthidhama where she has been rehabilitated, until her delivery.
Her husband Manjunath had harassed her selling her two kids earlier and was all set to sell the third one and even her before Fathima fled her house and took shelter in the park. She was rehabilitated at Shakthidhama rehabilitation centre on Saturday after some good samaritans alerted this newspaper. Women’s police station inspector Ms Jayarathna intervened in the case seeking action against Fathima’s husband Manjunath. But high drama prevailed at Shakthidhama on Tuesday with Manjunath promising to mend his ways and expressing his willingness to take Fathima home. Interestingly, Fathima had taken shelter at Shakthidhama thrice earlier because Manjunath wavered from his promise and she was not too eager to return home.
The couple was convinced that it was not the right time to fight since Fathima was seven months pregnant and should stay at Shakthidhama till her delivery.
Manjunath was counselled and told that this arrangement was in the best interests of Fathima and her kids. He agreed to meet Fathima once in a week and take her home after delivery.
Mysuru DC Mr D Randeep directed officers of the department of women and child development, who are monitoring her care at Shakthidhama to ensure necessary care.