Close on the heels of a missing elderly woman from Hassan (Karnataka) traced to Assam border, a 71-year-old elderly person who went missing from Hassan was found in Guwahati on Sunday after one-and-a-half years.
A report published in the The New Indian Express stated that Puttaswamiah of Karle Village in Hassan taluk was traced by pro-Hindu workers in Roopnagar of Guwahati. Efforts are being made to bring him to his native village. According to Harshith and Manjunath from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), they have identified Puttaswamiah based on the Aadhaar card in his pocket and heard him speaking Kannada. Harshit and Manjunath had gone to Guwahati recently, the report further stated.
Puttaswamiah is currently living in an old age home in Guwahati after taking treatment at a hospital in Latasil with the help of locals. Efforts are on to bring him to his native place within a week, sources said. Sources further said that family members of Puttaswamiah had lodged missing complaint one-and-a-half years back.
Earlier, on October 18 last, 70-year-old Jayamma who went missing one-and-a-half years back again from Hassan (in Karnataka) was found 3,337 km away in Sutarkandi in Assam. Jayamma’s family members are grateful to the Border Security Force (BSF) jawans who came across the septuagenarian outside their outpost in Karimganj district.
BSF Director General JC Nayak said that the troops found her sitting at an isolated spot mumbling to herself on October 18 last, made enquiries and finally established contact with her family members. How and why she arrived in Assam from Mandiganahalli in Hassan (Karnataka) is “not clear”. Jayamma’s daughter Sunanda says these questions can wait for right now she feels “great and thrilled” to have her mother back.