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14 children rescued from running train, trafficker held

Press Trust of India  |  Rourkela (Odisha) 

Fourteen tribal children, including 10 minor girls, from were rescued and an alleged trafficker was arrested while trying to take them by train to Tamil Nadu, railway police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, Rourkela Government Railway Police (GRP) with the help of raided when it arrived here yesterday night.

The joint team rescued 14 children - four boys and 10 girls - from a of the train, In-Charge of

The railway policemen also arrested 53-year-old A Selva Raju who is from and works as a labour supply contractor, on the charge of trafficking the children.

The accused had brought the children from Kareikela area district in neighbouring They were being taken to to be engaged in factories and houses, police said.

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First Published: Wed, August 22 2018. 18:55 IST