Girl found roaming on street being treated for depression,police try to trace family

Police have initiated investigation to trace the family of a 24-year-old girl who was found to be aimlessly wandering on the Wadala Chembur Link Road on August 6.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 20, 2013 1:50 am

Police have initiated investigation to trace the family of a 24-year-old girl who was found to be aimlessly wandering on the Wadala Chembur Link Road on August 6. The girl,being treated for depression at Thane Mental Hospital,has failed to provide details that would help the police trace her family.

According to the Wadala TT police,the police constables posted at the Wadala Chembur Link Road found the girl wandering aimlessly on August 6. She identified herself as Haya Sayyed. However,when asked,she could not produce any document of her identification. They estimate she is 24 years of age. The girl was even unable to answer simple questions,the police claimed.

“We asked the girl about herself,and she could only tell us that her name is Haya Sayyed. She said she came here from Amritsar. When we asked her why she came here,she had no answer. We finally contacted psychiatrists who confirmed that she was suffering from the clinical depression. This has affected her ability to communicate,” said sub inspector S Kumbhar,Wadala TT police station.

The girl is currently undergoing treatment at Thane Mental Hospital. Doctors confirmed that the girl is in an early stage of depression and will be cured in one-and-a-half months,the police said.

Meanwhile,the police is trying to trace the girl’s family. They have sent the girl’s photograph to the police stations in Mumbai,Navi Mumbai and Thane. A letter has also been sent to the Amritsar police to find out if Haya’s name matches with someone missing from the city. However,there has been no update on it yet.

“Haya once mentioned a town called Bhagwanpur in Amritsar but there is no such town in the city. Haya understands Hindi,English and Punjabi,and also has a reasonable grasp on Marathi. We are trying to verify her identity. We have also tried searching her on the social networking sites. However,there were no valid results,” Kumbhar added.

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