A 20-year-old youth of the border district of Barmer is languishing in a Pakistani jail in the Sindh province. The Border Security Force (BSF) found out that the missing youth from Bijrar village in the border district of Barmer is in the Pakistani jail for the past 78 days. Gemra Ram Meghwal, a Dalit fled from home and crossed over the fence and landed in Pakistan where he was arrested by the Pakistani Rangers.
Gemra Ram was in love with another village girl and when he had gone to meet her secretly, he was noticed by the family members of the girl. Fearing that the girl’s family members might beat him and to avoid a scandal, Gimra Ram fled from his village and reached the border and crossed fencing on November 5 last year. The parents of Gemra Ram searched for him in all the nearby villages and hamlets, but Gemra Ram remained untraceable.
He was working as a labourer and was in love with a girl of the neighbourhood. When the family failed to search him, a report was lodged in the Bijrar police station.
Arrested by Pakistani Rangers
It is learnt that the secret agency found out that a youth, who crossed over jumping the fence is in a jail in the Sindh province. On November 12, the BSF got the first hint when the BSF officials met the Pakistani Rangers to return the 84 goats and eight sheep that intruded into the Indian territory from the Pakistan side. But the Pakistani Rangers did not return the youth. Now efforts are being made to get Gemra Ram released from the Pakistani jail.
In December, two sisters from Pakistan by mistake intruded into the Indian territory in the Jammu sector. But they were treated well and were sent back to Pakistan. The parents of Gemra Ram met the Barmer district police officials and are making frantic efforts for the return of their son.
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