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2 teenagers return home after serving time in Indian jail

They were sent to India by human traffickers, lured by better jobs

Update : 02 Mar 2019, 12:20 PM

Two teenage Bangladeshi boys have returned home from India through Benapole land port after serving two-year jail terms.

The Indian immigration authority handed them over to Bangladesh's authorities on Friday night.

They are Sujoy Mandal, 15, son of Kiron Mandal of Monikhali village; and Milon, 16, son of Bimol of Chankhali village.

Abul Bashar, officer-in-charge of Benapole check-post police of immigration, said: “Human traffickers sent them to the neighbouring country at different times; luring them with good jobs there.”

Later, Kolkata police arrested them for not having valid documents and produced them before a court which sentenced them to jail.

On completion of their jail term, they were handed over to an Indian NGO.

Finally, Indian immigration police handed them over to Benapole immigration police at the Benapole check-post at night.

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