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Abducted Indian boy to return home today from Bangladesh after six years

Volunteers prepare to form a large flag of Bangladesh as the nation celebrates National Victory Day at the National Parade ground in Dhaka December 16, 2013. According to the organizers, 27,117 volunteers formed a large human national flag for six minutes and sixteen seconds as they attempted to set a new Guinness world record. Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan on December 16, 1971, following a nine-month guerrilla war which cost millions of lives. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Volunteers prepare to form a large flag of Bangladesh as the nation celebrates National Victory Day at the National Parade ground in Dhaka December 16, 2013. According to the organizers, 27,117 volunteers formed a large human national flag for six minutes and sixteen seconds as they attempted to set a new Guinness world record. Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan on December 16, 1971, following a nine-month guerrilla war which cost millions of lives. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Patuakhali (Bangladesh): Abducted Indian boy Sonu, who has been handed over to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka by a court in Bangladesh’s Barguna district, is likely to fly to New Delhi today and be reunited with his parents after a gap of six years.

Barguna Additional District Judge Abu Taher granted Sonu’s custody to Indian High Commission officials on Monday without the signing of a security bond of one lakh Taka (Bangladesh currency) on humanitarian grounds.

Sonu, who was tricked and brought to Bangladesh from Delhi by two women in 2010, was rescued by a Bangladeshi citizen Jamal Ibn Musa who put in great efforts to reunite him with his family.

“I am very happy. Finally, Sonu is getting reunited with his parents,” the Daily Star quoted Musa, as saying.

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a series of tweets thanked all who had looked after the young boy in Bangladesh.

“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,” Swaraj tweeted.

“Indian High Commission in Dhaka has obtained Sonu’s custody. He will reach Delhi on 30th June. I thank all those who looked after our young citizen in Bangladesh,” she said. (ANI)

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