They traveled at night to hide from military patrols, and took unpopulated routes during the day. They managed to avoid detection for almost 110 miles (177 kilometers) -- until the third day, as they were nearing the India-Myanmar border. "They were searching for us in our town," said the woman, 36, who CNN is not naming for her safety. "When we were about to cross over, the Myanmar police chased after us."
The family ran -- and just managed to cross into India's northeastern state of Mizoram, and into safety.