15 Indian youths found hiding at a house in Mahottari
Kathmandu -As many as 15 Indian youths were found hiding at a house in a village in Mahottari district on Monday. They have been found hiding at a house at Baheda village of Ekadara rural municipality-5. It is said the youths had come from India via illegal route crossing the border even when the government has sealed the border with India as a preventive measure against the coronavirus. They reportedly arrived in the village the night of April 4 using a trail through a forest.
The youths between 13 years to 18 years are residents of Kishangunj district in India. Rural municipality chair Ram Chhabila Raya said the boys told him that they arrived Baheda with one of their friends from Mahottari after they got stranded in Sitamadhi of India amidst the lockdown there. They were the students at a madarasa in Uttar Pradesh of India and heading to their homes towards Kishangunj when they were caught up in the lockdown. Now, they have been placed under home quarantine for 14 days, Raya said.