“Gita conveyed to Indian High Commissioner by gestures that they are seven brothers and sisters”.
Gita, 23, is believed to have mistakenly crossed into Pakistani territory as a child. And with more than one family having come forward to claim her, ever since the news of her being confirmed an Indian national broke, the task is getting harder.
A couple from Uttar Pradesh has claimed that she is their daughter.
Kuldeep Singh, a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) employee who has been assisting pilgrims headed for Golden Temple at the railway station since 1998, said: “Pooja may have boarded a train carrying a Sikh jatha (group of pilgrims) headed for Pakistan”.
The couple has also attached some documents along with their application, claiming that Geeta, who is in Karachi, is their daughter, the DM said.
According to Anara Devi and her husband Ramraj Gautam of Thammohan village under Maheshganj police station here, the girl is their daughter Savita who went missing since 2004, IG Law and order A Satish Ganesh said.
“The words she has used are generally used in Malto, which is a rare dialect”, said Giridhari Ganjhu, former head of the tribal language department in Ranchi University. Raghavan along with his wife had flown to Karachi to meet Geeta on Sushma’s instructions. She also retweeted the posts of a Karachi journalist who had tweeted a photograph of the rudimentary map drawn by Geeta of her house and its surroundings.
Geeta is now under the care of Pakistan’s largest Charity, Edhi foundation.
According to stories, Gita is a vegetarian and has arrange a small “mandir” in her room on the Edhi Foundation the place she prays to Indian gods and goddesses. Experts say that she could belong to some vulnerable family in Jharkhand.