Odisha cops rescue 10 missing kids from West Bengal

Bhubaneswar: The Crime against Women and Children Wing of Odisha Police has rescued 10 missing children from neighbouring West Bengal recently.

The Missing Persons Monitoring Unit (MPMU) of the wing led by a DSP-rank officer came to know about the present location of the 10 children on October 30.

A team comprising DSP Sarat Chandra Patra, ASIs CS Nanda and P Sahoo and police officer Satya Ranjan Swain went to West Bengal and rescued the children from places like Howrah, Kolkata and Paschim Medinapore, sources said.

The rescued children are in age group of 6-17 and the natives of Cuttack, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Khurda and Jajpur districts.

According to the police, three children got separated from their families in train, two orphans were working as child labourer in West Bengal, one girl ran away from home and all others went missing at various railway stations.

Upon their arrival in Odisha capital, the rescued children were produced before the Child Welfare Committee, Khurda and sent to various short stay homes. The children will soon reunite with their families, said an official.

The wing has traced as many as 5,379 missing persons since 2022.

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