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Geeta’s DNA sample collected


New Delhi: With Geeta, the speech and hearing impaired Indian woman finally returning home on Monday after being estranged in Pakistan, the process to identify her family was put into action immediately as a team of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) collected her DNA samples to match it with the Mahato family, whom she has identified as her true kin.

After the results of the DNA test are revealed, Geeta will be reunited with her family after almost a decade.

“Very pleased that Geeta is back, if the DNA test is conclusive everyone will be even happier,” Congress leader Shashi Tharoor told ANI.

Untill her DNA match is conformed, Geeta will stay at either of the two identified institutions in Delhi and Indore.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Geeta on her arrival with a tweet saying ‘Geeta – Welcome home our daughter.’

Escorted by five members of the Edhi Foundation, Geeta emerged from the special entrance at the IGI airport surrounded by officials.

Swaraj will brief the media at 3 p.m. today with details about Geeta’s arrival. Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit will host Geeta and the Edhi delegation this evening. (ANI)

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