External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed home Sonu, the Indian boy who went missing from Delhi six years ago and was traced in Bangladesh.
She shared a photo with him on Twitter.
Welcome home Sonu. pic.twitter.com/L4a4JwgVFq— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 30, 2016
Sonu arrived in Delhi earlier on Thursday on a flight from Bangladesh. A senior official of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka went to Jessore in May to meet Sonu on the directive of Sushma Swaraj.
Swaraj said Sonu's DNA was matched with that of her mother and it was found positive.
Sonu - who was kidnapped from Delhi was found in a shelter home in Bangladesh. We matched the DNA with his mother. The test is positive./1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 28, 2016
Indian High Commission in Dhaka has obtained Sonu's custody. He will reach Delhi on 30th June. /2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 28, 2016
I thank all those who looked after our young citizen in Bangladesh./3— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 28, 2016
As per reports, Sonu was staying in a child rehabilitation centre in Jessore. He was kidnapped from Delhi reportedly in 2010 and a man from Jessore recently contacted his family here and gave details about the whereabouts of the boy.
After the man from Bangladesh contacted the parents of Sonu, they approached the MEA seeking its help to rescue the boy.