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Cops: Woman found in village may be flood victim

The woman arrived at Pokhal village about a week ago and was staying at a temple close by.

Written by Sanjay Singh | Dehradun | Published: February 13, 2015 2:32:31 am

More than two weeks after Vijendar Singh, a native of Rajasthan, traced his wife Leela, who had gone missing after the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, from Gangori area of Uttarkashi district, the Uttarakhand police found another woman at Pokhal village on Thursday evening.

Like Leela, she is unable to speak or give any information about where she is from. The police said she is around 50-year-old. SP (Tehri) Mukhtar Mohsin said the woman would be kept in Nari Niketan after being produced before a magistrate on Friday. “We got information about her presence near Pokhal village today evening. My team rushed there and spoke to her and the villagers. She is perhaps mentally ill. She is not saying anything about her address or relatives.”

According to police, the woman arrived at Pokhal village about a week ago and was staying at a temple close by. The villagers used to give her food. Her connection to the Uttarakhand flash floods can not be ruled out.

“I tried to ask her about her address and her family. She keeps repeating one word — ‘Bhulli’,” Head Constable Bhim Dutt Bhatt told The Indian Express.

“I guess she might be from other state. She might have learnt the word ‘Bhulli’ during her stay in Uttarakhand. The word ‘Bhulli’ is also used to refer to younger sister in Garhwali language,” Bhatt said.

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