During questioning, the sisters revealed that their mother and her paramour had been torturing them. The victims have also accused their mother's friend of sexually assaulting them.
Belpahar police station
The two minor girls, who were rescued from Sambalpur railway station while being trafficked to Chennai, have accused their mother and her paramour of torturing and sexually assaulting them, police said on Saturday.
According to the police, the two sisters were being trafficked to Chennai by their mother and her male friend in a train. After coming to know about it from a reliable source, a team of Belpahar police in Jharsuguda district launched an investigation and rescued them from Sambalpur railway station. The police also detained the accused persons.
After their rescue, the police handed the sisters over to the Childline. Later, they were produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
During questioning, they revealed that their mother and her paramour had been torturing them. The victims have also accused their mother's friend of sexually assaulting them. Both the girls were being allegedly trafficked to Chennai by their mother and her friend. A detailed probe is underway, the police said.
“After the registration of a case, their (the rescued girls) statements will be recorded in the presence of a lady officer. Subsequently, their statements will also be recorded in the presence of the Magistrate. Once the investigation is over, action will be taken against the accused persons,” informed Brajarajnagar SDPO Chintamani Pradhan.