GUWAHATI: Fifty years old Kumaravel had no idea of where was he. He was weak and did not understand anything that the locals were asking him. Thanks to the Bongkolong villagers of Peren in Nagaland that he could be reunited with his family after almost 10 years.
As per Peren police, Bongkolong villagers alerted Athibung Police Station on November 5 about the presence of a stranger in the village. Immediately, he was taken to Athibung Police Station where he was kept for two days.
“He could only tell his name and the name of a place from where he was,” said a Peren police official adding that police had to accommodate him in one of the bunks meant for the duty personnel and feed him for the two days.
Later he was shifted to a home for the elderly in Dimapur.
In the meantime, police were also busy to track his address and alerted its network across the country. With the help of the Nagaland Tamil Sangam in Dimapur, it was found that he is from Pudukkottai of Tamil Nadu.
Police added that the interpreter could find out that he was wandering aimlessly on foot for the last couple of months and reached Bongkolong village.
Immediately, Tamil Nadu police were alerted and their records found that Kumaravel was reported missing by the Pudukkottai district police around 10 years back.
Succeeded to locate his family members, arrangements were made to reunite him with his long lost family. He flew from Dimapur on December 11, to reach his home the same day.