20-year-old attempts to meet girlfriend in Pakistan; held by BSF near Indo-Pak border

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New Delhi : A 20-year-old youngster was found in semi-conscious state by the BSF on Thursday in the Rann of Kutch, while he was attempting to cross Pakistan international border to meet his girlfriend. 

Siddiqui Mohammed Zishan hailing from Osmanabad in Maharashtra, revealed that he had travelled nearly 1200-odd kilometres to meet a girl from Shah Faisal town in Karachi, Pakistan. 

Zishan claimed he wanted to meet his girlfriend in Karachi and was following Google Map to travel from Osmanabad to Karachi via Rann of Kutch. He had biked down from Osmanabad to Dholavira and then started walking across the Rann of Kutch.

"Zishan was stopped at around 2100 hours on July 16 about 1.5 kilometre short of the India-Pakistan international border when he was attempting to cross over to Pakistan through the Rann of Kutch area," a statement by BSF PRO in Gujarat said.

"He revealed that he fell in love with a girl namely Samnra from Shah Faisal town, Karachi, Pakistan on Facebook and two were in constant touch over Facebook and WhatsApp. He wanted to go to Paksitan," BSF said.

It may be mentioned here that a missing complaint report was filled by Zishan's family in his home town which suspected that he would try and cross over to Pakistan.

Crime Branch of Maharashtra Police shared the information with Balsar police station in Gujarat who got in touch with the BSF.

The BSF have handed over the young man to the police for further investigation to verify his story.