Bangladesh frees six Indian tribals

Agartala, Sep 8 (PTI) Six Indian tribals who had crossed the Indo-Bangla border in Sabroom sub-division of South Tripura district two and half months ago have been returned by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), police said today.

BDR pushed back six Indian tribals including two women who had mistakenly crossed the Indian territory and entered Bangladesh on June 21, they said.

Border Security Force personnel received them at the Muhurighat checkpost in South Tripura district.

The tribals complained that Bangladeshi villagers detained them, beat them up and then handed over to police.

However, they told the police that BDR and Bangladesh police behaved well with them.

Tripura has 856 km-long porous border with Bangladesh.