Married on the age of 15, and now a mom of two, a 19-year-old girl from Bihar travelled on their own from Patna to Ludhiana — with none cash, a cell phone and even a prepare ticket — in search of her husband. All that she knew was that her husband labored in a manufacturing unit in Salem Tabri space of Ludhiana.
Armed with simply that one piece of knowledge, the lady arrived within the industrial metropolis of Ludhiana on Sunday and began a search, reasonably aimlessly, for her husband.
Luckily, she quickly ran into a native man, Budh Dev, who had seen the lady roaming round helplessly within the streets of Salem Tabri, desperately making an attempt to discover her husband.
Budh Dev instructed the police that when he requested the lady for particulars of her husband, she wasn’t ready to inform him a lot besides for an incomplete cellular quantity.
“Seeing the lady in hassle, Budh Dev took her again to his home and gave her meals and shelter. He additionally launched her to his household, earlier than approaching the police the following day. He later introduced the lady to us. We initially prodded the lady about her background and her husband’s particulars. But she didn’t reveal a lot. All she instructed us was that she was married 5 years in the past and had two youngsters. Some months in the past, she claimed, that she had a struggle with her husband, following which the person left her with her dad and mom in Bihar and mentioned that he gained’t take her again. He abandoned her and their two youngsters. Then she determined to journey on their own from Patna and are available to Ludhiana in search of him,” mentioned Additional DCP Pragya Jain, of Ludhiana metropolis police.
The officer added that the lady determined to journey on their own to Ludhiana, with out even informing her dad and mom, or carrying any cash and even a cell phone with her.
“All that she had was a nine-digit telephone variety of her husband. That was our solely clue. We began looking for him and confirmed her some footage, whereas tracing the quantity. Finally, she recognized one of many pictures as that of her husband. We then discovered that the person was enrolled as a employee in a native iron manufacturing unit and we traced his location. In the following 6-7 hours, the couple was reunited,” mentioned the ADCP.
Jain mentioned that originally the person refused to settle for the lady and mentioned that he doesn’t need to stay with her. But with the assistance of some locals and police, the couple was counselled. “They live collectively now and can carry their youngsters again from Bihar quickly.”