Rohingya family of five land in  Thiruvanthapuram police custody
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Rohingya family of five land in Thiruvanthapuram police custody

Close on the heels of an intelligence report of Rohingya refugees planning a mass exodus to Kerala, a family of five who arrived from Hyderabad was taken into custody by Vizhinjam police today.

Police said that five, including two children, had been staying in Hyderabad for the last two years and came to Thiruvananthapuram searching for a job. They had first arrived in Delhi.

Police apprehended them while they were travelling to Vizhinjam by an auto rickshaw from the station.

They were having the UN refugee identity card and after discussions with the authorities they would be sent back, police said.

It was on Friday that the Chennai Railway Protection Force sent a confidential note to Kerala police saying Rohingya refugees were planning a mass exodus to Kerala from North-East by train. The note had listed a number of trains they would be travelling in and advised police to arrest them and send them back.