Missing Deaf & Dumb Boy Reunites With Family Through Aadhaar Card

06 February 2020


Jharsuguda: A deaf and dumb boy who had gone missing from Khamtarai in Raipur of neighbouring state Chhattisgarh 2.5 years back was reunited with his family today in Jharsuguda through Aadhaar card.

Reportedly, 16-year-old Rohan Sona had gone to play in a park at Khamtarai around 2.5 years back but had not returned home. He had boarded a train from Raipur and arrived at Jharsuguda.

Finding him alone at Jharsuguda Railway Station, the local CHILDLINE along with Government Railway Police (GRP) rescued Rohan on July 6, 2017, and as no identity or address proof was recovered from him, he was sent to Utkal Kalyan Seva Sangha at Brundamal.

It was when the child care institute tried to make an Aadhaar card of Rohan, it was rejected, upon which the district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) contacted UIDAI Regional Office in Hyderabad to get details about Rohan.

After receiving his Aadhaar card, CHILDLINE Jharsuguda coordinator Ashish Panda contacted his Raipur counterparts and contacted Rohan's family.

Subsequently, Rohan's father Rajaram Sona, maternal uncle Deep Kumar Baishnav along with an official from Chhattisgarh Police arrived at Jharsuguda and the child was reunited with his family.

Anandini Padhi, CWC Chairperson, Jharsuguda

Ashish Panda, CHILDLINE Coordinator, Jharsuguda