11 Yr Old Pakistan boy mistakenly enters into India, sent back with sweets and new clothes

Poonch: A view of an Indian border post near fencing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu after one person was killed and many others injured in cross border firing between Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday. PTI Photo(PTI6_3_2017_000071A)

Mohammad Abdullah a boy of 11 was apprehended by an Indian Army on June 24 in Degwar area of Poonch and was handed over to J&K Police on the same day. The Authorities handed him over to the Pakistani police four days after he inadvertently crossed into the Indian side in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

The police carried out the necessary formalities for his return. He was believed to be released on humanitarian grounds, so a spokesman said. This was solely based on his young age and to boost the confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan.

The spokesman also added

“The Indian Army stands by its ethos of being a humane force and maintains sensitivity while dealing with innocent civilians,”

The boy was presented with a set of new clothes and a box of sweets.