Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jan 31:
Odisha police have rescued five minors from Guntur in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, sources said today.
Commissionerate police along with district administration officials rescued at least five minors from Guntur who were employed in various industrial units and as domestic help.
According to reports, the rescued children have been handed over to their parents in Cuttack.
It may be recalled that at least 12 children reportedly went missing in phases from Nilakantheswar slum under Chauliaganj police station limits here.
Acting on the allegations of children being sold in other states, a three-member team of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) began investigation into the incident on Friday.
The team led by District Child Protection Officer went to Nilakantheswar slum and interacted with the family members of the children who were being allegedly sold in phases.
Following this, a case was registered with Chauliaganj police station.
The children aged between seven and 15 have been allegedly trafficked to other states with the help of middlemen from the slum, reports added.