Minor girls rescued from lodge, manager arrested

Phulbani: The police here last night rescued two minor girls from a lodging house and arrested its manager, police said today.

The police broke open doors of two rooms before rescuing the mionor girls allegedly kidnapped and kept confined in the lodge, Uma Kanta Pradhan, IIC Town police station, said.

Police raided the lodging house following a tip off regarding detention of two girls in separate rooms. When the police asked the manager Sisir Das about the girls, he pleaded ignorance. However, the police broke open doors of the two rooms after the girls raised alarm, Pradhan said.

The rooms where the girls were detained had not been booked against anybody, but locked from outside, Pradhan said adding that the manager of the lodge was arrested and sent to judicial custody.

The police suspect involvement of at least four persons behind the kidnapping and illegal confinement of two minor girls.