A 10-year-old girl separated from her relatives in Kedarnath has reached home in Kanpur with the help of a Gwalior lawyer.
Shivani had gone to Kedarnath with her uncle Ramesh Chand Gupta and aunt Geeta both are still missing.
Lawyer Mrityunjay Goswami found her in Kedarnath on June 17. After informing a relief camp,he took her home. Using the information she gave,he traced her family in Kanpur and handed her back Tuesday.
She told me the name of her father and the city she belonged to. Since her father is also a lawyer,I asked my colleagues to help trace him, Goswami said. For over a week,he took care of Shivani,whose father Shiv Shankar Gupta said he is indebted to Goswami.
When the flash-floods struck,Shivani,her uncle and aunt took shelter in a dharamshala. Shivani told us that when the water came,she held on to her uncles leg but the flow was so strong she got separated, Gupta said.
Goswami said they found the girl at Kali Kamli dharamshala. Since the officials were busy,we thought there would be no one to take care of her. We decided to take her home and look for her parents, he said.