Now Tanda family stakes claim on abandoned boy Gurinder

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Hoshiarpur, Mar 31 (UNI) A farmer in village Tanda has challenged the claim of a Bihari couple who had earlier claimed to be parents of a young abandoned boy, who was found at a South Hall clinic in UK.

The farmer Ram Sahay claimed that the boy, identified as Gurinder, was his nephew (son of his younger brother Mohinder Singh) and the family was ready to go through DNA test to verify the relation.

This claim has put a question mark on the claim of a Bihari couple - Ganga Prasad, a shopkeeper and his wife Bindiya Devi, who said the boy had gone ''missing'' from Aurangabad when he was young and had landed up in London.

Talking to media persons here in the presence of MP Avinash Rai Khanna, Kuldip Singh, claimed that the mother of his nephew Dapinder Kaur, who had estranged relationship with her husband who worked in Italy, had taken the boy with her to Malaysia in August 2007.

According to his information, Dapinder, along with Gurinder, first visited France from Malaysia and later entered England in the second week of March, this year where she allegedly abandoned the boy.

Kuldip Singh, accompanied by his cousin brother Numberdar Ranjit Singh, also showed the photocopies of birth and school leaving certificates and photographs of Gurinder Singh with family members.

According to the birth certificate, Gurinder Singh's date of birth is April 21, 1997. Before a dispute between his parents, Gurinder Singh was studying in Dashmesh Public School, Mukerian and when Dapinder Kaur left the house of her in-laws in 2006, the boy in question also left the school.

To prove the claim, the family members are ready to get the DNA test of the boy to be done to ascertain his real identity.

The family would leave no stone unturned to get the boy reunited with them, asserted Kuldip Singh.

MP Avinash Rai Khanna said that after going through the facts, apparently the claim of Kuldip Singh seems to be genuine. He would take up this issue with the Union Ministry for External Affairs for adopting legal procedure to repatriate Gurinder.

Presently, the boy is being looked after by a social service organisation of South Hall.

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