New Delhi: Twelve-year-old Indian boy Sonu, who was kidnapped from Delhi six years ago and taken to Bangladesh, has been brought back home on Thursday. Sonu kidnapped in year 2010. Speaking to media, Sonu's father Mehboob said, "I have found my son and I am very happy now. Would like to thank Sushma Swaraj ji."
Sonu was handed over to the Indian High Commission in Dhaka by a court in Bangladesh's Barguna district. Barguna Additional District Judge Abu Taher granted Sonu's custody to Indian High Commission officials on Monday without signing of a security bond of one lakh taka (Bangladesh currency) on humanitarian grounds.
As per reports, Sonu was staying at a child rehabilitation centre in Jessore. He had gone missing from Delhi in 2010 and a man from Jessore recently contacted his family and gave details about the whereabouts of the boy. A senior official of the Indian high commission in Dhaka then went to Jessore in May to meet Sonu on the directive of Minister Swaraj. Details of how the boy had gone missing are not yet known. Meanwhile a investigation going on by the authority.