After 3 Years, Photos From a Science Fair Reunite 3 Orphan Sisters in Hyderabad
A DNA test confirmed that the three were siblings.
Three years ago, three sisters had lost their father – their only surviving parent. Orphaned, two of the siblings were sent to live at an orphanage in Hyderabad while the youngest was separated – living with her grandmother until the elderly woman died. In a stroke of fortune, the three sisters were recently reunited, following a miraculous series of events.
After a science fair was held at some state-run orphanages, photographs of the event were circulated among the children. Seeing the photos, the two older sisters, 12 and 14, had informed their institution's authorities that a girl in the pictures resembled their younger sister, District Welfare Officer Akeshwar Rao told News18.
The youngest sister was soon traced by the authorities with some effort, but she was unable to recognise her sisters at first. However, her older sisters were absolutely certain that they were related. A DNA test subsequently conducted on the three then confirmed that they were indeed siblings, The Indian Express reported.
The youngest girl was 4-5 years when her grandmother had died and she was left to fend for herself. Rescued by the authorities from the streets, she was later put in a different orphanage.
The girls are now together and happily living under the same roof at the Girl Children's Home at Ameerpet, News18 reported.
“It was a twist of fate that made it (the reunion) possible,” Rao was quoted as saying by the The Indian Express.
The reunion of the sisters added another feather to the Telangana Police's cap, who have helped save over 22,000 children from the streets since 2015 under 'Operation Muskaan'.
(With inputs from News18 and The Indian Express)
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