The police have arrested a 22-year-old Bangladeshi woman who illegally entered the country recently. According to the police, the woman, who was abandoned by her husband, came to Mumbai in search of a job. But she landed up in Kamathipura where she was kept for a couple of days by a commercial sex worker. However, when she realised that she was in a red-light area, she went to a nearby police station and surrendered herself.
The woman has been identified as Rozina Abdul Latif Hawaldar, a resident of Kutalipada village in Gopalganj district of Bangladesh.
According to the Nagpada police, constable Umesh Patade was on duty in Behram Naka when a woman approached him around 12.45am and started speaking to him in Bengali. The constable then called a social worker who was well versed with the language.
“The woman revealed her name, nationality and her family background. She said that her husband has abandoned her and her son stays with his grandmother in Bangladesh. Since she wanted to take care of her family, she came to the city in search of a job,” said a police officer.
On December 15, Hawaldar came to Kolkata illegally. “From Kolkata, she reached Mumbai on December 18 taking the Geetanjali Express train. Hawaldar wandered around and ended up at Kamathipura where she met this woman. Since the woman knew Bengali, she told Hawaldar to stay with her till she got a job,” said the officer.
On Sunday, Hawaldar accompanied the woman to get some food. “She saw women loitering on the roads. Sensing that she was in a prostitution den, she decided to go back home and approached the constable. Since she doesn’t have any legal documents to enter India, she has been booked and arrested under various sections of the Foreigner’s Act and Immigration Act. We have informed her mother about her arrest. She is in police custody till Monday,” the officer added.
To Mumbai via Kolkata
The woman has been identified as Rozina Abdul Latif Hawaldar, a resident of Kutalipada village in Gopalganj district of Bangladesh. On December 15, Hawaldar came to Kolkata illegally. From Kolkata, she reached Mumbai on December 18 taking the Geetanjali Express train.