Cops arrest couple, leave behind grandchildren alone at home

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Kendrapara: In an inhuman act, the Marsaghai police today arrested an elderly couple while leaving behind their two granddaughters at home alone. Later after receiving information, the district child welfare committee (CWC) rescued the two girl children and took them into their custody.

After the death of the mother, Sumitra Parida on August 19, the two girls were staying with their grandfather and grandmother.

But today the police arrested the elderly couple at around 2 pm pertaining to the death case while leaving behind the two children at home.

The CWC members reached the spot much later in the evening after getting information from villagers and rescued the two kids.

As per law, in case of an arrest of any minor’s guardian, first the child should be handed over to the CWC and further action should be taken thereafter.

Father of the girls Anitya Parida has been lodged in jail in the alleged murder of Sumitra.

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