MEA Trying To Bring Back Indian Boy From Bangladesh


New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry is trying to bring back an Indian boy from Jessore in Bangladesh, years after he went missing from Delhi.

A senior official in the Indian High Commission in Dhaka is travelling to Jessore in southwestern Bangladesh to meet 12-year-old Sonu on the directive of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

“A First Secretary from @ihcdhaka is going to Jessore today to meet with Sonu,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Yesterday, Swaraj had said the MEA will resolve the issue soon. “Thanks for bringing this to my notice. We have initiated action already. We will resolve this soon,” she had tweeted after her attention was drawn to Sonu’s plight.

Sonu had reportedly gone missing from Delhi in 2010 and a man from Jessore recently contacted his family here and gave details about the whereabouts of the boy, who is reportedly in a child care home in Jessore. The details of how the boy had gone missing are not yet known.