A 15-year-old Bangladeshi boy, who had allegedly gone to India illegally for a better job, was repatriated on Thursday after serving two years in a correction centre.
Indian authorities sent back Md Badshah, son of Abdul Gafur hailing from Thakurgaon, around 12 noon, said Hili Immigration Police check-post Officer-in-Charge Md Aftab Hossain.
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association, an NGO, provided the legal assistance to bring Badshah back, the OC said.
According to the immigration police official, India's Border Security Force detained the teenage boy and kept him at a juvenile correction centre in Balurghat of West Bengal.
Badshah told reporters that he went to India in August, 2014, through the Haripur border of Thakurgaon. After that, he went to Delhi and worked there for several months. He was finally booked while returning home.
On March 30, ten other young Bangladeshis, who were trafficked into India and then kept in juvenile correction facilities for two years, were returned to Bangladesh through the Hili border.
Human trafficking and illegal intrusion in India has been a regular phenomenon over the years.
Almost every month, people are repatriated from India after being caught, either as victims of human trafficking or participants in voluntary trespass.