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Odishatv Bureau

Rairangpur: After being tortured for around two years, a tribal minor girl of Mayurbhanj district was rescued by police from New Delhi today.

The cops also arrested the main accused Anita Patra (28) in this connection and have begun investigation into the incident.

Sources said the 13-year-old girl had left home following an altercation with her mother on December 5, 2015. She met Anita at Nuadihi Chhak, who lured the minor to accompany her to Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. After a few days, the accused took the minor to New Delhi and got her married to one Binod Kumar of Pahar Ganj area in New Delhi on December 8, 2015. After six months of the marriage, the accused again forced the minor to marry another youth of Uttar Pradesh.

On January 21, 2016, family members of the girl had filed a missing complaint at Tiring police station. Acting on the complaint, the police and their Delhi counterpart rescued the victim from New Delhi and arrested Anita.

Police have recorded the statement of the victim under Section-164 of the CrPC. Besides, the accused has also been forwarded to court, said Tiring police station IIC Padmalochan Panigrahy.

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