Armed with only village name, cops reunite 65-yr-old woman with family

Relying only on one clue the name of her village the Pune police on Friday reunited a 65-year-old woman with her family one-and-a-half-year after she went missing.

The woman, Draupadabai Kamble, was found moving in Dhankawadi area on November 7, 2011. Police tried to learn about her family but as she was reportedly suffering from dementia, she could not furnish any information like the names of family members or her address. Police took her to Kusumbai Motichand Mahila Sevagram on Karve Road.

Recently, Sevagram told the police to shift her. A police team led by inspector Amol Dhas of Sahkarnagar police started searching for her family again. Police could finally learn she was from Khadki Khandala village. Sahkarnagar police found that the village was in Ahmednagar district.

Pune police and Ahmednagar police got a contact numbers of a few people in Khadki Khandala village, called them up and gave them a description of Kamble. Police came to know that a woman fitting the description had gone missing about one-and-a-half-year back and that she had two sons who had passed away. They also learnt that her grandson lived in Mumbai. Police contacted her grandson Ajay Dnyandev Kamble in Vashi, Sanpada and he confirmed that his grandmother had gone missing.

He reached Sahakarnagar police station where his grandmother was handed over to him

Police also returned her jewellery and money found in her possession before she was admitted to Kusumbai Motichand Sevagram on Karve Road.

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