Two minor girls from Gujarat rescued in Odisha

Balasore: Two minor girls from Morbi in Gujarat who were lured on the pretext of marriage by two youths of the same area were today rescued by the police from a rented house in Soro of Balasore district.

While one of the accused youth was nabbed, another managed to escape.

Acting on a tip off, a 12-member team of Gujarat Police with the help of their counterparts in Soro, raided the house and arrested the accused.

The tracing of the missing girls was carried out under Project Muskan- a drive to trace missing children, informed sources.

“A probe team from Gujarat visited our police station to trace the whereabouts of the girls. We have managed to find them. Police have taken back the accused and the girls to Gujarat. After due procedure, the accused will be produced before court,” informed Soro IIC Dillip Sahu .