KORAPUT: A boy from Bihar, who had fled from his house after committing a petty theft seven years back, was reunited with his parents in Ambaguda village under Jeypore on Friday.
Anup Thakur, son of Lukhi Thakur of Gavardhan village in West Champaran district of Bihar, had fled from his home after committing the petty theft in his own house when he was just five years old. He went to Visakhapatanam by a train and was roaming around the station which caught the attention of some tribal labourers of Kuduip village of Jeypore block then. Later, Anup was adopted by one Ajit Saha of Ambaguda and has been living with him since then.
Recently, a resident of the locality asked him about his parents’ address and the 12-year-old Anup informed him about the theft incident and how he fled from his house. The person then informed Ambaguda Police, who sent Anup’s picture to the SP of West Champaran district.
Soon the police administration of Bihar intimated Anup’s father Lukhi and the latter arrived at Ambaguda on Friday.
As soon as the boy was taken to the police station, both father and son recognised each other. The father requested the police to allow him to take back his son. After formalities, Lukhi will be allowed to take his son back, police said. “I would like to thank the locals of Ambaguda and Ajit Saha, who took care of my child, for so many years,” Lukhi said.