3 Rohingya women, who entered Mizoram from Bangladesh, arrested in Assam's Cachar district

Three Rohingya women, who entered Mizoram from Bangladesh and tried to take shelter in a village area along the Assam-Mizoram border, were arrested in Assam's Cachar district. They were handed over to Mizoram police on Monday.

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Three Rohingya women were arrested by the Assam police. (Image: Hemanta Kumar Nath/India Today)

Three Rohingya women, who tried to take shelter in a village area along the Assam-Mizoram border, were arrested in Assam's Cachar district. Police also arrested a person who gave shelter to these women.

Cachar district police said that three women were reportedly arrested by Mizoram police a few days back, but they had managed to escape and enter into a bordering village in Cachar district of Assam.

During interrogation, the women revealed their identity and said that they entered Mizoram from Bangladesh.

According to reports, the Village Defence Party (VDP) of Dholaikhal area under Dholai police station caught the Rohingya women on Sunday night and handed over them to police.

Cachar district police had also arrested a person, identified as Selimuddin, from Dholaikhal area who gave shelter to these Rohingya women.

Selimuddin said that the women requested him to help and give them shelter in his house.

All three women were in a detention camp in Mizoram.

A case against them was registered with Vairengte police station in Mizoram.

Meanwhile, Cachar district police handed over the arrested Rohingya women to Mizoram police on Monday.

Recently, police had arrested eight Myanmar origin Rohingya people including five minors in Assam's Hailakandi district.