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87 minor boys rescued from train, trafficking suspected

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A group of 87 minor boys were rescued from suspected traffickers on board in Bokaro today, less than ten days after 26 girls were recovered from a Mumbai-bound train.

This, officials said, was one of the highest number of children that were rescued in one go from a train.

Six suspected traffickers,who were accompanying the minors, were detained by the local police in Bokaro, officials said.

"There was a tip-off from both the as well as the child welfare committee that some children were being trafficked and the suspected coaches were s3-s6.

"The Railway Protection Force, state police and the IB detained 93 people, 87 of whom were minor boys," a senior RPF in Bokaro told

The children were all in the age group of nine to 17 years, officials said, adding that all were boys.

The group which boarded the train at was divided into around 17 PNRs each booked by an adult passengers aged between 19 and 27 years. Some were scheduled to deboard at and some at

All the children were in the custody of the CWC.

Earlier, on July 5, 26 underage girls were rescued by and RPF on board the Muzzafarpur-Bandra Awadh Express after a tweet from a passenger alerted them to the situation.

These rescues came days after launched an awareness campaign for the protection of children.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:10 IST
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