Vijayawada: In the second such instance in less than a week, a family was reunited after 12 years by the police here on Tuesday.
Last week, a man in Vijayawada had helped trace his employee’s parents and they met after 13 years.
On Monday, one Adilakshmi alias Latha, 32, from Tiruvalluvarnagar, Tankkakulam, Madurai, turned up at the police interaction programme ‘Spandana’ and asked police commissioner Dwaraka Tirumala Rao to help reunited her with her parents.She said she had been taken from her home at the age of seven in 1996, by a woman at a bus station who had sold her to a person in Tamil Nadu.
She said that her foster mother bought her for Rs 500, but brought her up like her own daughter and got her married to the man of her choice. Her husband Francis died and after a few years later she married Kanchivanam, which whom she turned up at the police station. Recently, her foster mother too died and so she wanted to meet her biological parents.
The police advertised the case in the media. Early on Tuesday morning, a former home guard named Mangalagiri Lakshmi Narayana from Gudlavalleru approached the commissioner and said that his daughter Adilakshmi had gone missing at the age of 13 in 2007. There was a mismatch. While Adilakshmi said she had been kidnapped in 1996 at the age of 4, Mr Narayana claimed it was in 2007, when his daughter was aged 13.
However, Adilakshmi recognised her father, which eased the confusion somewhat. Besides, the father had an FIR lodged with the local police mentioning the missing case.
Police verified Adila-kshmi’s ration card and said that there was much evidence to show that she was the same girl. Because of the discrepancy in the age, police ordered a DNA test, which would put the matter beyond doubt.
Police commissioner Tirumala Rao said the police are happy that the family has been reunited after two decades....