MP boy strays into Pakistan; caught, sent to juvenile home

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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  • Updated: Aug 23, 2013 11:11 IST

A teenaged boy who had run away from home, reached Rajasthan and then mistakely strayed into Pakistan.

After he was caught, the boy told the security personnel in Sindh (Pakistan) that he belongs to Madhya Pradesh.

The boy has been identified as Jitendra Arjunwar, 15.

He further told the policemen that he had left home in anger after his mother scolded him, said reports reaching here.

However, it is not clear yet as to which place in the state, he belongs to.

Jitendra is a juvenile and hence after his arrest, he was sent to a remand home for the minors.

According to reports, the boy said that he had left home nearly two months ago and he went to different places in this period.

On reaching the border, he saw the barbed wires and crossed them.

Feeling thirsty he went near the uniformed men, who offered him water.

They asked him about his name and family members.

The boy was then told that he was no longer in his country and had entered Pakistan.

The boy reportedly told the police that when he saw the barbed wires, he thought they were meant to stop cattle from entering the fields and didn’t have an inkling that it was the international border, crossing which is a crime and that he would enter another country.

The police here are trying to find out which place he belongs to (in Madhya Pradesh).


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