Minor girl back from India after five years

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Afroja KhatunAfroja Khatun is back in Bangladesh after spending five years in India. She was taken back to Bangladesh by BSF delegates today. They are visiting Bangladesh for a five day long meeting with their Bangladeshi counterpart.

The girl was handed over to her family in BGB headquarter in presence on BGB officials. She is enrolled in a BGB operated school at Rajshahi. A non government organization will take care of the girl’s accommodation, food and clothing.

The girl went to India with her mother and brother back in 2009. They were looking for better job opportunity and lured by traffickers. But all of them were caught by Indian police.

Her mother was jailed for two years and her brother was taken to a safe home considering his age. The girl was kept with her mother.   Her mother died in the same year and her brother was sent back to Bangladesh in 2011.

Finally the girl is back in Bangladesh after five years of harassment and losing her mother in abroad.

Bangladeshi border guard officials have always expressed their concern on human trafficking issue to its Indian counterpart. The traffickers are operating from both side of the border.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com

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