Six Bangladeshi girls returned home on Monday night after serving two and a half years in Indian jail.
Indian immigration police handed them over to Bangladesh through Petrapole around 9:30pm, said officer-in-charge of Benapole Immigration Police Abul Bashar.The returnees are Morsida Begum, 21, Rabeya Khatun, 23, hailing from Gaibandha, Nishat Akhter Brishty, 20, of Bagerhat, Kalpana Gazi, 25, Sathi Sarder, 22, and Rahima Khatun, 18, from Jashore.
ABM Muhit Hossain of NGO Justice and Care said the Bangladeshi girls were trafficked into India’s Mumbai city three years back with a promise of good jobs. But Mumbai police arrested them for entering the country illegally.
Later, they were sent to jail through a court. After serving the jail term in prison, a shelter home in Mumbai named Navjeevan kept them under their custody before they returned home, he added.