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U'khand victim returns home after 35 days

P J Joychen Jaipur: July 21, 2013

This news may give some hope to the thousands of people whose near and dear ones are still missing in the devastating Uttarakhand floods. More than 35 days have passed since floods hit the hill state. The government has presumed the missing as dead. Many families have also reconciled to their ill fate. Then, suddenly this happens.

It was nothing less than a miracle for the family of Mohanlal Vyrahi, who was in Kedarnath when catastrophe struck the state on June 15.

The family had no clue about Vyrahi’s whereabouts and was slowly and gradually coming to terms with their loss.

On Saturday, Vyrahi, along with a personnel from the Uttarakhand Police, returned home, much to the delight of his family.

This has given hope to many families who are still hoping against hope for the return of their dear ones.


The police said Vyrahi was found at Doiwala railway station in Dehradun on Thursday. The Doiwala police took him to the police station.

Trauma

Vyrahi was devastated and not in a position to speak. He could not even utter his name. The police gave him first aid and refreshments to make him comfortable.

He gradually opened up at night and told the police his name and address.

He told the police that he lived at Mangalpur village under Pattan tehsil in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan and his son’s name was Dwaraka Prasad.
The police then got in touch with their Jhalawar counterparts.
Vyrahi was then sent to Jhalawar along with a policeman on Friday. They reached Jhalawar on Saturday.
About 505 people from Rajasthan, who had gone to Kedarnath, are still missing, including 304 from Jaipur, according to figures available with the state disaster management department.
DH News Service

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