Dongri shelter home boy visits Mumbai as Netherlands cop

A Dutch police commissioner on Monday returned to Mumbai in order to talk to the inmates of Dongri Children’s Home, his childhood abode, about how he became a cop in Breda city in the Netherlands.

Jamil Meusen, as a 3-year-old was a resident of the Dongri shelter home. Now that he is 48, he is back to his native country to inspire many other little Jamils that everything is possible in this world. He had spent two years at the shelter, which is home to many orphans and children in conflict with the law.

The shelter home superintendent Trupti Jadhav told Hindustan Times that Meusen’s life could inspire the children greatly as his journey could help them to aim high in life. He added that stigma associated with coming from a shelter home often makes it hard for the children to lead normal lives as adults.

Meusen had also visited Mumbai back in 2016 after being invited by the shelter home authorities. He was happy to be invited and recalled being brought to the home by two policemen when he was merely a 3-year-old.

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