Patna: Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old girl adopted from Bihar by an Indian-American couple from Texas who was missing for over two weeks after her foster father sent her outside home alone early morning as punishment for not finishing her milk, is feared to have died, but district authorities in Nalanda from where she was adopted said on Monday they only came to know about the tragedy through the media.
In Texas, police said they have found a child’s body that is “most likely” Sherin.
Both Nalanda district magistrate Thiyagarajan S.M. and superintendent of police Sudhir Kumar Porika said nobody has officially contacted them about the girl.
“The child was adopted from Mother Teresa Anath Seva Sansthan, an orphanage, but we shut it down around one-and-a-half months ago after we found financial irregularities and children not getting proper diet,” Thiyagarajan said. “This was before the Sherin case came to light.”
He said the child was originally from Gaya district and she was rescued by an NGO after her biological family abandoned her.
“We will help with all information we have if we are officially contacted by the authorities concerned,” Thiyagarajan said.
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