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894 Missing Kids Rescued In 8 Days: Odisha Police DG Abhay

Bhubaneswar: As many as 894 missing children were traced and rescued in Odisha in a span of eight days during a special drive launched by the State police.

The Special Drive was carried out from January 18 to January 25. The highest 127 children were rescued from Kendrapara district followed by 111 from Mayurbhanj and 88 from Balasore district, said a statement issued by the State police headquarters.

“These rescue relates to 834 number of cases reported regarding missing children. Of the total 894 rescued children, 800 were girls while remaining 94 were boys,” read the statement.

“Odisha Police launched a Special Drive to rescue/ trace missing children in the State. This Special Drive continued from 18th January till 25th January. In this Special Drive throughout the State 894 children have been rescued among which 94 were boys and 800 were girls,” the police added.

Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay appreciated the good work done by different district superintendents of police (SPs).

Notably, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data suggests that the recovery rate of missing children in Odisha was 27.1 per cent in 2019, the lowest in the country. Reports also claim that more than 4000 children, who have gone missing in the last few years, are still untraceable.

In December last year, the State BJP had targeted the Odisha government and by claiming that over 4000 children had gone missing in the last two years.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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