Budi Maya a.k.a Kali Maya reunited with her family

After wandering from one place to another, Budi Maya also known as Kali Maya is finally reunited with her family in Yusipang, on the outskirts of Thimphu.

The joyous reunion has come after a good long period of the strange sojourn and irregular pit stops at few institutions where she wandered into and had to be sheltered under circumstances that she presented and conditions that baffled authorities.

Prior to this little end to her hopscotch of a journey, Kali Maya spent more than a month in the recreation room of the Woman and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) of the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP), and few additional days in the psychiatric ward of the Thimphu national referral hospital (JDWNRH).

Sources said Budi Maya will receive Nu 1000 every month as a stipend but refused to mention the name of the person who is giving the money.

The WCPU of Thimphu police station in their capacity had explored every possible ways to find out about her relatives but all efforts went in vain.

Numerous announcements were made about her on television (BBS TV) and police stations across the country were informed about her but there seem to be no clue about her relatives.

However finally, today she is back with her relatives.

According to the officer in charge (OC) of the WCPU there might be more number of such cases but only few such cases get reported while many remain unreported.

Four such similar cases were reported with the WCPU of Thimphu Police station.

Kali Maya was brought to the Thimphu police station on 18 October, after someone complained she was wandering in Thada goenba which is about 60 kilometers away from the town.

Police are happy that she is back with her family.

Chencho Dema / Thimphu

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