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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 February 2005, 15:21 GMT
In pictures: 'Baby 81' goes home

Baby at hospital with doctors

Abhilasha Jeyarajah, till recently known as Baby 81, gets a final check from the doctors before he is handed over to his parents.

Jenita walks out of the courtroom with baby

Mother Jenita is free to take her boy after three weeks of legal wrangles, culminating in DNA tests, sparked by doubts over the boy's identity.

Baby with relatives

Outside the hospital, relatives gather to greet Abhilasha in the cultural tradition. Nine couples had wanted to take the boy after he was found in tsunami debris.

Baby amid family and photographers

At four months old, Abhilasha is unlikely to remember any of the media attention.

Baby's father buying coconuts

Father Murugupillai rushes to the nearest coconut vendor to organise an offering to the gods who he says reunited the family.

The place where the family was separated

The Jeyarajahs take photographers back to the place where their nightmare began in the eastern town of Kalmunai.




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