Sharmili Mallick

Happiness came back to Cuttack resident Sangram Sahoo’s family after he finally saw his mother 11 long years after she went missing under mysterious circumstances.

Sangram’s mother, Tikina Sahoo was rescued from the streets of Secunderabad in Telangana last month in an impoverished condition by volunteers of Good Samaritans India Trust.

Ritu Verma, a social worker of the trust, came across Tikina and inquired her whereabouts. Based on the information provided by the elderly woman, Verma contacted OTV and Ranihat Police Station in Cuttack.

OTV had also aired the news of the rescue of Tikina from Secunderabad.

“My mother was missing for the last 11 years and with the help of the police and the trust, I got her back. I am very happy now,” said Sahoo, a resident of Ranihat, who saw her mother after over a decade.

Narrating the rescue of Tikina and how they found her family members, Verma said, “She identified herself as Tikina Sahoo after she was brought to the rehabilitation centre on July 31. She was found by our volunteers while wandering about on the road. She told us that she was living with her husband in Ranihat area of Cuttack. She said her husband used to sell puri, Vada (bara) and other eatables at a stall near the SCB Hospital,” the social worker said.

On receiving information about his missing mother, Sahoo immediately rushed to Secunderabad and met her at the office of Good Samaritans India Trust.

Sahoo and his mother will be returning Cuttack by train soon.