Indian teen crosses over into Pakistan, arrested

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 13:43

Islamabad: An Indian teenager, who allegedly left his home after a quarrel with his mother has accidentally crossed over into Pakistan and has been arrested.

Jitendar Arjunwar, 15, was sent to Juvenile Prison in the country`s Hyderabad city in Sindh province yesterday.

He had crossed the border near Khokhrapar and was arrested by Pakistan Rangers at Cheta chowk.

According to Khokhrapar police SHO Khurshid Bhatti, the teenager spoke both Urdu and English, the Dawn reported today.

The boy told police that his name was Jitendar Arjunwar, son of Aishurya Arjunwar, and that he was a resident of Madhya Pradesh.

He had a quarrel with his mother about two months ago and left his home in anger, he told police, adding that he kept wandering here and there in India.

After nearly a month, he reached a place where he found barbed wires and thought that the wires had been placed to stop livestock in the area.

He dug out soil beneath the wires and continued his journey. When he later became thirsty, he moved towards a place where he saw some light, the report said.

On reaching the spot, he found some people wearing military uniforms, who gave him water and inquired about him following which he told them his identity.


First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 13:43

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