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18 girls rescued from Bihar school reach Tripura

IANS  |  Agartala 

A group of 18 girls who were rescued by the Police from a and in have reached here, an said on Saturday.

According to the police, the girls, aged between 12 to 14 years, were sent to the school by their parents six months ago.

"The police last month rescued a large number of children including these 18 girls from the school after parents complained of mistreatment by a monk," the told the media.

The police earlier this week handed over the children to a team of Police. These girls reached here on Friday night, Child Rights Commission told IANS.

Health and Sudip Roy Barman, who along with Ghosh received the girls at the Agartala railway station, said that the girls were sent without any information or permission of the

Barman said the would take up the matter with the and the jointly with would probe the matter.

Among the 18 children, 15 are from Tripura, two from and one from neighbouring

Ghosh said that the girls, now under the care of an NGO - Child Line - would be sent back to their homes soon.



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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 16:28 IST