Geeta, the deaf-mute Indian woman stuck in Pakistan for nearly 15 years, has identified her family back home , TV reports said Thursday. NDTV, quoting sources, reported that Geeta identified her father, step-mother and siblings in Bihar from a photograph sent to her by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Geeta is likely to be flown back to India as soon as her documents are sorted out, the report said. The woman apparently entered the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on a train fro
Geeta was then moved from one shelter to another as she often tried to escape and quarrelled with staff. She now lives with Bilqees Edhi, the wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, founder of Edhi Foundation, Pakistan’s largest and best-known charity. Her story evoked considerable media interest in India and Pakistan, especially after the release of Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijan which features Salman Khan overcoming all odds to take a deaf and mute girl back to her relatives in Pakistan. After TV channels played it up atleast four families from different parts of the country came forward to claim that she was their long lost daughter. Leading rights activist and Pakistan’s former human rights minister Ansar Burney has been carrying out a campaign to reunite the woman with her family in India.