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The Border Security Force (BSF) handed over a three-year-old Pakistani boy who unintentionally crossed the International Border (IB) to security forces of the neighbouring country, the officials announced on Saturday (July 2).

According to BSF, on Friday at around 7:15 p.m., soldiers from the 182 Bn BSF's Ferozepur Sector detained a Pakistani toddler, who was about 3 years old, as he attempted to cross into Indian territory.

The statement stated that the aforementioned child was unable to divulge anything and was held in the safe custody of the BSF. Given that the incident included an unintentional crossover, BSF further spoke with the Pakistani Rangers, and at around 9:45 p.m., the Pakistani youngster in question was given to the Rangers as a show of goodwill and on humanitarian grounds.

The statement added, "BSF always employs a humanitarian strategy when dealing with unintentional border crossers."