India’s BSF returns a 3-year-old Pakistani boy to rangers

According to Deccan Herald, India’s Border Security Force (BSF) turned over to Pakistani authorities a three-year-old Pakistani boy who had slipped into Indian territory by accident.

The BSF stated that the Pakistani child was questioned by BSF personnel in Indian Punjab (Ferozpur sector) on Friday.

“The child was unable to provide any information and was placed in the custody of the BSF,” the statement added that as the incident involved an accidental border crossing, the BSF contacted the Pakistan Rangers.

The BSF confirmed that the child was given to the Pakistan Rangers as a “gesture of goodwill” and for “humanitarian reasons.”

It was stated that the BSF always takes a humanitarian approach when dealing with accidental border crossers.