The detained persons have been identified as Pankaj Bora, Nitul Hazarika, Prabhat Khanikar, Kishore Patel, Jiarul Hussain, Tangview and Inzal Credit: Representational image

Agartala: Seven children belonging to the Rohingya community were detained at a railway station in northern Tripura adjoining Assam on Sunday.

According to an RPF official, the six girls and a boy, all under 18 years of age, were detained at the Dharmanagar railway station. They would now be handed over to Tripura police for further formalities, the official added.

The children were accompanied by touts and were coming from Agartala to go to Badarpur in southern Assam.

The touts, however, managed to escape from the spot, said the official.

As per a police official, the children would be lodged at a government-run juvenile home.

On January 22, the Border Security Force (BSF) had handed over 31 Rohingya Muslims, including nine women and 16 children, who were stranded along the India-Bangladesh border since January 18, to the Tripura Police. They are now in judicial custody.

On January 21, another 30 Rohingyas were caught along the Tripura-Assam border by the Assam Police. They are also in judicial custody in southern Assam.

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