Bhubaneswar: The Missing Persons Monitoring Unit (MPMU) of the Crime against Women and Children Wing of the Odisha Police have rescued 10 children, who had gone missing from Odisha, from different parts of West Bengal.
After ascertaining the location of these missing children, a team led by DSP Sarat Chandra Patra went to West Bengal to locate them. These children in age group of 6-17 years were located in Howrah, Kolkata and Paschim Medinapore areas.
They had disappeared from their homes in Cuttack, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Khurda and Jajpur districts. After being brought to Odisha, the rescued children were produced before the Child Welfare Committee, Khurda. They are now sheltered in different short-stay homes.
According to police sources, three of the rescued children had been separated from their families in train. Among others, some had escaped from their homes, while others had gone missing. Some of these rescued children were serving as child labourers in West Bengal.