Dhemaji : An Assam woman who went missing four years ago has been found alive in Bangladesh. She was considered dead as she couldn’t be traced by the police. Her family losing hope of finding her had even performed her last rites four years ago.
Identified as Rupali Bailung (41), she was identified by her family when they saw her on programme aired by an Assamese news channel recently, in which the channel shared photos and two videos of her posted by a Bangladesh Facebook user Kishan Bhumij.
A mentally challenged lady, Rupali Bailung was reported missing in 2015 from her Cooperative Village in Sissiborgaon area Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. She had ventured out of her house to watch a Bihu function in her area.
However, when she did not return back, her family members lodged an FIR with the police. After a few days, the villagers spotted the decomposed body of a woman near a river and we all thought it was that of hers. We brought it home and performed the last rites,” reported The New Indian Express quoting Rupali’s elder brother Jugal Bailung.
“No doubt, the woman featuring on the two videos is my sister,” he added.
He further said that his sister was unmarried and had developed mental illness after her Class XII exams.
It has been Known that Chief Minister Sarbanandna Sonowal has stated that the state government will take all the necessary measures in this regard to bring back Rupali Bailung back to Assam and in this regard the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be approached for doing the needful.