Mangaluru, April 7, 2019: On August 17, 2016, the Bunder North police station found Zarina wandering aimlessly with no clear details about who she was, (picture with her wearing a spotted scarf). She was brought to White Doves home. Where she was given due care, concern and shelter for two and a half years. She was medically treated for her mental imbalance. The inmates of white doves have moved into a newly constructed 200 Psychiatric Nursing Destitute home at Maroli in February this year.
The founder mentor of White doves Corrine Rasquinha, stated Since three months Zarina Bibi started crying everyday and begging us to do her a favour and drop her to her sister in law’s house which she imagined was close by. She was clear about her home town and some points. Only on Friday April 5 Friday, Manager of White Doves Jerald Fernandes suceeded in feretting out useable details from Zarina. She mentioned about the maulavi, his name being Abdul Gangapur Madrasa. This was enough for Jerald to Google and get the phone number of the Superintendent of police Katihar District, Bihar. Who in turn gave the number of Anjaj Aman sub inspector Balrampur Station. Zarina’ s details where shared with both the SP and SI. Bihar Police contacted the maulavi who contacted one son in Bihar. He contacted his brother working in Kolar for a contractor. So the son arrived, Zarina Kathur was reunited with her son M.D. Hasib in a most touching reunion.
The quickest action was taken within a couple of hours. White doves received a call from one of the sons of Zarina from Bihar. He further sent the copy of the aadhar to confirm that this was the same lady who was missing from Bihar since 6 years.
This morning, April 7, 2019, Sunday, there was great joy at white doves when the mother and son met. There were tears of joy. Zarina was extremely grateful to Corrine Rasquinha and manager Jerald Fernandes for reuniting her with her family. She thanked all at white Doves profusely for sheltering her and promises never to wander away - this reunion is another one at White Doves which has seen many good days now.
(Inputs from Ms. Corrine Rasquinha - Founder White Doves. Mangaluru)