A sad truth in our country is that every year more than 600,000 people go missing. Sometimes they’re found, sometimes they’re not. It really is a strange thing to think about.
Sometimes they just get lost, sometimes they are kidnapped, sometimes they are murdered, and sometimes they just leave on their own volition and they don’t want to be found for various reasons.
A woman had been missing for 11 years when she was finally found. She went missing when she was 18-years-old and just seemed to magically disappear. Her family had given up hope of ever finding her when she actually was found.
She was found living just about two football field lengths away from her home.
This all happened in India, but it is still a very interesting story.
The saga began in February 2010, when Sajitha reportedly left her home and walked to Alinchuvattil Rahman’s house, 500 meters away. There, she spent a decade living in a spare single room without the knowledge of Rahman’s other family members, with whom he shared the home.
According to his brother Basheer, Rahman was intensely secretive about his spare room: he reportedly kept it locked and refused entry to anyone but himself. And, because of his alleged bad temper, Rahman’s parents didn’t push the issue further—and instead, allowing the odd behavior to continue.
Throughout the years, Sajitha occupied herself by watching a small TV with headphones, reported The Indian Express. Because the room was not equipped with a bathroom, she would go through the room’s window at night to relieve herself.
The decade-long mystery finally began to unravel when, about three months ago, Sajitha finally left Rahman’s house for unknown reasons. The same day, Rahman reportedly got in a fight with his family and also left, and soon after, his family filed a missing person report on his behalf.