Karnataka: Mentally disturbed man reunited with family from Rajasthan | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: A mentally disturbed man, who was roaming on the city streets in rags and was throwing stones at shops for the past three years, has been reunited with his family, thanks to a Mulky-based rehabilitation centre.
Mohammed Asif, founder of Maimoona Foundation Apathbandhava Psycho Rehabilitation Centre, had shifted him to the rehabilitation centre in August and provided him food, shelter and treatment in a hospital for one month.
After recovering fully, the man recalled the phone numbers and address of his family in Rajasthan and the NGO made arrangements to send him back to his native place.
Asif told reporters on Thursday that the 32-year-old man was roaming and troubling people for the past three years. “He was sleeping outside a temple on Car Street. Locals made many attempts through the police to find out his native place and family. A resident informed me and sought our help. Hence, I brought him to our centre, cut his hair, gave him a bath, new clothes and we called him Raju. After two days in our centre, we admitted him at Yenepoya Hospital in Deralakatte for treatment. Recently, he started showing signs of recovery and narrated his family history. He also remembered the phone numbers of his family members. Hence, we came to know that his original name is Mahesh and he hails from a Patel family of Dhawa village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan,” Asif said.
After graduation, he was appointed in Railways in Mumbai, but due to some issue, he left the workplace three years ago, he said.
“Soon after we were informed, his father and brother left the village to find him in Mangaluru. However, due to delay in the connecting flights from Mumbai to Mangaluru, they could not reach on time. Hence, we sent Mahesh along with the members of Dakshina Kannada Anjana Patel Samaj in the presence of Mangaluru North police inspector Govindaraju,” he added.
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