33 students-tourists stranded in Assam due to lockdown finally go back to Bangladesh

Guwahati, June 18: As many as 33 people from Bangladesh stranded in Assam and other parts of North Eastern region due the COVID-19 lockdown, have finally gone back to Bangladesh.

The Bangladeshi nationals who stuck in the North Eastern region of India in past three months went back to Bangladesh through the Sutarkandi International Border point in Assam’s Karimganj district on Thursday.

According to the reports, out of 33 people, 22 are students studied at NIT in Silchar and 11 tourists and pilgrims.

A top official of Karimganj district administration said that the district health officials had conducted proper screening and other examinations of the Bangladeshi nationals and later they were handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel.

On the other hand, Babita Bhattacharya – a Bangladeshi student said that she was staying at NIT, Silchar guest house during the COVID-19 lockdown period and she is now happy as she is going to meet her parent after six months.

Earlier, 124 Indians stuck in Bangladesh due to lockdown were returned to India through the Sutarkandi International Border point on May 28 and 80 other Bangladeshi nationals went back to Bangladesh.