Border Security Force (BSF) recently arrested a teenager from Bangladesh who swam all the way from his country to India to buy his favourite chocolate.
Eman Hossain a resident of a small village in the Comilla district of Bangladesh was arrested on April 13. The incident was reported from Tripura's Sipahijala district.
According to PTI, the teen was handed over to the local police after which he was produced before the court. He was remanded to 15 days of judicial custody.
SDPO Banoj Biplab Das told PTI, "During interrogation, the boy, a resident of Bangladesh's Comilla district, confessed to sneaking into India for buying chocolate. Only 100 Bangladesh Taka was found with him, but he did not possess anything illegal. He was arrested for entering India without valid documents."
He added, "Further investigation is underway. He will be again produced before the court to decide his fate."
However, this is not the first that Eman illegally entered India, earlier he used to swim across the Shalda River and entered the region through a hole in the nabbed wire fencing.
BSF sources told PTI, "The international border in Sonamura sub-division is porous despite the erection of barbed wire fencing. There are many villages in Kalamchoura gram panchayat where the border slices through bedrooms and drawing rooms of many houses. Moreover, many stretches are unfenced due to difficult terrain."