Uttarakhand floods: 3-yr-old Pari identified as Jyoti, family still missing

A three-year-old named Pari, who was found during Uttarakhand floods with two borken legs, has been identified as Jyoti by residents of Srinagar in Uttarakhand.

According to them after seeing Pari on TV, they recognised her as Jyoti who had lived with her father and grandmother near the Alaknanda river in Srinagar. After heavy rains, her father and grandmother tried to move to a safer place. But they were separated from Jyoti and since then no one has seen them, reported ibnlive.

 Uttarakhand floods: 3-yr-old Pari identified as Jyoti, family still missing

The little girl Pari who was identified as Jyoti. Ibnlive

Everyday dozens of people came to see the girl, who escaped the wrath of nature, but got separated from her family in the 14-17 June incessant rains and cloudburst that triggered landslides leading to hundreds of death and an equal number of people going missing in Uttarakhand’s Mandakini and Alaknanda valleys.

Headlines Today reported locals saying that her mother had abandoned her two years ago and was in the care of an old lady. The villagers prayed that someone comes to the rescue of the girl, as none of them can afford to take care of her.

The girl was reportedly picked up by a driver, crying and in a pitiable state from Kedarnath area, and was handed over to the state authorities. She was first admitted to a hospital Rishikesh with broken legs and was then shifted to the Dehradun-based Doon Hospital on 24 June.

Since then, she has become the centre of attention. Newspapers and electronic media highlighted her plight, posters were put up as well as advertisements in the hope that someone, somewhere would recognise her and identify her.

But no one has come forward to claim her so far.

Apart from curious onlookers, there have been many whose hearts melted when they saw the little girl crying for "mama" and "papa" and there were many eyes that shed tears for the girl, who perhaps would never get to see her biological parents.

As the girl cannot speak anything apart from "mama" and "papa" no one knows her real name. Finally, she was given the name of "Pari" or fairy. The hospital register shows her parents as "unknown".

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Jul 09, 2013 17:57:09 IST