External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has asked the Indian embassy in
the United States to report on an Indian couple's battle for custody of
The couple ,who is originally from West Bengal, has
been given limited access by American authorities to their one-year-old
son after he underwent surgery for an injury.
Nirmal and Sonarani
Saha, the grandparents of Indrasish, said he fell from a bed on August 9
at the couple's New Jersey home when his mother Pamela was cooking and
his father Debas was in office.
Indrashish was immediately rushed to a state-owned hospital where he was admitted by doctors and underwent a surgery.
he recovered, his parents wanted to take him home but child welfare
services alleged that he was not being cared for by his family.
grandfather said that he has appealed to the President, the Prime
Minister and the West Bengal Chief Minister for help.
In May, two
Indian children in Norway were taken into foster care by Child
Protection Services who said that Sagarika and Anurup Bhattacharya
-were unfit to look after two-and-half-year-old Abhigyan and
The custody battle became a diplomatic
stress point; the Indian government intervened on behalf of the
Bhattacharyas and finally, the children were sent to India in the
custody of their uncle, Arunabhas Bhattacharya.
(with PTI inputs)