Bhubaneswar: Six children in the age group of 13-16 years, were rescued by Odisha police from Mumbai in the second phase of operation Muskan III. The rescued children include five boys and one girl.
While the boys had been brought to Mumbai in the pretext of providing jobs, the girl Sumitra Mallik, a native of Gajapati district, had been left by her brother at a house in Goa. Sumitra alleged before police that she was working as a maid in the house and was tortured in various ways.
Earlier on July 25, Crime Branch Special DGP BK Sharma had informed that Odisha Police has rescued 2039 children including 1750 boys and 289 girls in the first 10 days of the first phase of Operation Muskan III.
He had said that 10 teams of police and women and child development department officials will visit different States for rescue of children in the second phase of the operation.