Update January 21, 2017

Dhaka 7-43 am, 21-October, 2020

4 Bangladeshi women return after serving 2.5 years in Indian jail

Mirajul Moin Joy

21 January 2017, Nirapad News: Four Bangladeshi women returned home through Benapole international check post (ICP) on Friday night after serving two and half years’ in Indian prison.

The returnees were identified as Sajeda Khatun, 17, Kulsum Khatun, 15, Nasima Khatun, 18, and Khadija Begum, 16.

The victims hail from different areas of Khagrachhari, Comilla and Jessore districts.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) through Benapole check post at night.

Abdul Ohab, Nayek Subeder of BGB camp at Benapole ICP, said the arrestees went to India illegally in search of jobs three years back.

Indian police arrested them from Shialdah railway station area in Kolkata.

Afterwards, they were sent to jail by for two and half years’ jail term each.

Upon completion of the jail term, they were kept in Kolkata Lilua Shelter Home.

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