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Indian Man Who Travelled 1,200 KM To Meet Karachi Woman Arrested At Border

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India’s Border Security Force arrested a 20-year-old youth in Gujarat’s Rann of Kutch while he was trying to cross the border on foot to meet a woman in Karachi that he had befriended on Facebook.

According to reports in the Indian media, the man, identified as Zishan Mohammad Siddiqui, had left ‘his home in Osmanabad in Maharashtra on a motorcycle on July 11 to meet the woman in Pakistan as no means of public transport was available due to the lockdown’.

However, police his found abandoned near Dholavira village in the Rann of Kutch on Thursday evening. The BSF later nabbed the man when he was found walking towards the border in a bid to enter Pakistan,” said police officials. The police official said that Siddiqui had been in touch with a Pakistani woman through social media for the last few months.

A statement issued by the BSF in Gujarat said that after he was caught, Siddiqui told them that he was in love with a Karachi-based girl. “He wanted to go to Pakistan and had used Google Map for navigation. He was apprehended about 1.5 kms short of Indo-Pak international border when he was attempting to cross over to Pakistan. He was in a dehydrated state and revealed that he had gone unconscious for about two hours in the Rann,” it said.

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